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Meaning of WAD

Pronunciation:  wâd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
  4. [v]  crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"

WAD is a 3 letter word that starts with W.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wad\, n. [See {Woad}.]
    Woad. [Obs.]
  2. \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.
    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.
  3. \Wad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  4. \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.