|Origin:||Perhaps from Low German, 'bottom surface of the foot'|
pad1 S3 [countable]
a thick flat object made of cloth or rubber, used to protect or clean something, or to make something more comfortable
Press on the wound with a large pad of cotton wool.
Use an abrasive pad for stubborn stains.
knee/elbow/shin/shoulder pad (=a pad that you wear to protect a part of your body when you are playing a sport)
several sheets of paper fastened together, used for writing or drawing
writing/sketch/memo/legal etc pad
a box of paints and a sketch pad
Keep a telephone pad and a pen to hand.
a pad of paper
a piece of flat ground where small aircraft can land
The hospital has built a helicopter pad.
the flesh on the bottom of the foot of a cat, dog, etc
someone's apartment or the room where they live
the leaf of a water lily