Definitions for: Wad


[n] a wad of something chewable as tobacco
[n] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
[v] compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
[v] crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wad, n. [See Woad.]
Woad. [Obs.]


Wad, n. [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vadd wadding,
Dan vat, D. & G. watte. Cf. Wadmol.]
1. A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.
--Holland.

2. Specifically: A little mass of some soft or flexible
material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old rope
yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun, or
for keeping the powder and shot close; also, to diminish
or avoid the effects of windage. Also, by extension, a
dusk of felt, pasteboard, etc., serving a similar purpose.

3. A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance,
used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture,
padding a garment, etc.

Wed hook, a rod with a screw or hook at the end, used for
removing the wad from a gun.


Wad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Wadding.]
1. To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad
tow or cotton.

2. To insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to
stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like
cotton; as, to wad a cloak.


Wad, Wadd Wadd, n. (Min.)
(a) An earthy oxide of manganese, or mixture of different
oxides and water, with some oxide of iron, and often
silica, alumina, lime, or baryta; black ocher. There
are several varieties.
(b) Plumbago, or black lead.

Synonyms: batch, bundle, chaw, chew, chock up, compact, cram, cud, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, jam, jampack, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, pack, peck, pile, plenty, plug, pot, quid, quite a little, raft, ram, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, whole lot, whole slew

See Also: arrange, bit, bite, bundle off, deluge, flood, inundation, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, morsel, puddle, set up, stuff, torrent

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