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Meaning of PADDING

Pronunciation:  'pading

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
 

PADDING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: cushioning
 
 See Also: artefact, artifact, cotton, cotton wool, cushion, falsie, kapok, pad, silk cotton, straw, stuffing, vegetable silk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pad"ding\, n.
1. The act or process of making a pad or of inserting
   stuffing.

2. The material with which anything is padded.

3. Material of inferior value, serving to extend a book,
   essay, etc. --London Sat. Rev.

4. (Calico Printing) The uniform impregnation of cloth with a
   mordant.

 
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