Definition of Padding

1. Noun. Artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort.

Exact synonyms: Cushioning
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Cushion, Falsie, Pad, Stuffing
Terms within: Cotton, Cotton Fiber, Cotton Wool, Kapok, Silk Cotton, Vegetable Silk, Straw
Derivative terms: Cushion, Pad, Pad

Definition of Padding

1. n. The act or process of making a pad or of inserting stuffing.

Definition of Padding

1. Verb. (present participle of pad) ¹

2. Noun. Soft filling material used in cushions etc. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) Extra characters such as spaces added to the end of a record to fill it out to a fixed length. ¹

4. Noun. (military) Extraneous text added to a message for the purpose of concealing its beginning, ending, or length'''Joint Publication 1-02 ''U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006).'''''. ¹

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Definition of Padding

1. material with which to pad [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Padding

pad of paper
pad out
pad stitch
pad thai
padding (current term)
paddle board
paddle box
paddle shifter
paddle shifters
paddle steamer
paddle wheel

Literary usage of Padding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Privates' Manual by James Alfred Moss (1916)
"padding. Pad the right shoulder and both elbows of your shirt, with what the tailors ... Get the padding well up on the shoulder and well out on the arm. ..."

2. Dyeing and Tissue-printing by William Crookes (1882)
".4 Ibs. padding STYLE. This style is a still further modification of the principle of dyeing upon mordants. The "colour," for the most part red liquor or ..."

3. The Musical World (1861)
"padding. SIB,—The Saturday Review, a short time since, had a notice on the cheap magazines, which it described as consisting of two tales by two good men, ..."

4. The Treatment of fractures by William Lawrence Estes (1900)
"is one point about padding a splint to make the heel rest comfortably which I find beginners never think of, and that is, that the padding should be not so ..."

5. Supplemental Digest of Decisions Under the Interstate Commerce Act by Herbert Confield Lust (1915)
"(4":. i Lining and padding. See Supra §3J/^. (a) Reparation awarded for failure to make allowance for stoves and car linings ..."

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