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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpadpad1 /pΓ¦d/ ●●○ S3 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 pads.jpg soft materialTD a thick flat object made of cloth or rubber, used to protect or clean something, or to make something more comfortablepad of πŸ”Š Press on the wound with a large pad of cotton wool. πŸ”Š 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)2 paperTCNWRITE several sheets of paper fastened together, used for writing or drawingwriting/sketch/memo/legal etc pad πŸ”Š a box of paints and a sketch pad πŸ”Š Keep a telephone pad and a pen to hand. πŸ”Š a pad of paper3 flat ground a piece of flat ground where small aircraft can landlaunch/landing/helicopter pad πŸ”Š The hospital has built a helicopter pad.4 animal’s footHBA the flesh on the bottom of the foot of a cat, dog etc5 apartment old-fashioned informalDHHOME someone’s apartment or the room where they live6 water plantHBP the leaf of a water lily β†’ launch pad, helicopter pad
Examples from the Corpus
padβ€’ a bachelor padβ€’ Changing the subject slightly the brake pads and linings are showing no signs of any wear after over 24,000 miles.β€’ Cover the wound with a cotton pad.β€’ Each pad has an identifying number, and each check is numbered consecutively.β€’ Though the night was cold, I had a foam pad, a blanket and a down bag.β€’ I had to sleep on a foam pad on the floor.β€’ He picked up his pad from beside the chair.β€’ a lily padβ€’ The combination of pad, mobile launcher and flame trench was cooled with a water deluge system.β€’ His knapsack and sketch pad and sleeping bag lay on the floor, candy wrappers scattered around them.β€’ The Boots range also includes specially designed briefs, some of which are ideal for use with Staydry pads.β€’ Wipe the pad over the surface until the wood starts to shine.β€’ He fanned the coals with the pad till the ashes rose up the chimney and the flames jumped.knee/elbow/shin/shoulder padβ€’ Among the items scientists have unearthed are four-inch clay figurines depicting men wearing hip and shoulder pads.β€’ Another time it was a blond streak and shoulder pads.β€’ Gardener's knee pads are a good idea: kneeling on joists can be very uncomfortable.β€’ Cut two little strips to decorate the front of the shoulder pads and press on.writing/sketch/memo/legal etc padβ€’ Police sources revealed earlier that the three-page ransom note had been handwritten on paper from a legal pad found in the home.β€’ Instead, he pulls a legal pad and a calendar from his briefcase and heads for the phone.β€’ Then he got pen and writing pad and sat at the table.β€’ Susan was already off the window scat, looking for a place to tuck her sketch pad.β€’ Topping the heap at 36K is Memo Pad which gives you a scratchpad facility.β€’ Now it's Dominic who hovers selfconsciously, scribbling busily on a yellow legal pad.launch/landing/helicopter padβ€’ Here the air-lock doors of a cargo bay; there a communications nacelle, a launch pad, a service hatch.β€’ Each of the Apollo launch pads was 0.65 square kilometres in size and constructed of heavily reinforced concrete.β€’ Neighbours, the show that was her launch pad, might have to be jettisoned.β€’ But there are signs that the protest may be the launch pad for a powerful and broadly based opposition.β€’ The fully fuelled Saturn V sitting on the launch pad had a total mass some 56 times that of the Apollo spacecraft.β€’ He walked past the helicopter pad and along a sandy road that led toward the church spires.β€’ Such excerpts are important because they provide a highly visible launching pad.