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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wod]
    • /wɒd/
    • /wɒd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wod]
    • /wɒd/

Definitions of wad word

  • noun wad a soft, earthy, black to dark-brown mass of manganese oxide minerals. 1
  • verb with object wad to form (material) into a wad. 1
  • verb with object wad to roll tightly (often followed by up): He wadded up his cap and stuck it into his pocket. 1
  • verb with object wad to hold in place by a wad: They rammed and wadded the shot into their muskets. 1
  • verb with object wad to put a wad into; stuff with a wad. 1
  • verb with object wad to fill out with or as if with wadding; stuff; pad: to wad a quilt; to wad a speech with useless information. 1

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Origin of wad

First appearance:

before 1530
One of the 29% oldest English words
1530-40; < Medieval Latin wadda < Arabic bāṭa'in lining of a garment, batting; compare French ouate, Dutch watte, Swedish vadd

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Parts of speech for Wad


wad popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

wad usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wad

noun wad

  • bundle — A bundle of things is a number of them that are tied together or wrapped in a cloth or bag so that they can be carried or stored.
  • sheaf — one of the bundles in which cereal plants, as wheat, rye, etc., are bound after reaping.
  • stack — a more or less orderly pile or heap: a precariously balanced stack of books; a neat stack of papers.
  • pile — the lower of two dies for coining by hand.
  • roll — to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.

verb wad

  • lag — netlag
  • fill — to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.

adjective wad

  • countless — Countless means very many.
  • stacker — a more or less orderly pile or heap: a precariously balanced stack of books; a neat stack of papers.
  • wadder — a small mass, lump, or ball of anything: a wad of paper; a wad of tobacco.
  • zillion — an extremely large, indeterminate number.
  • pecker — a person or thing that pecks.

Antonyms for wad

noun wad

  • opening — an open or clear space.
  • poverty — the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor. Synonyms: privation, neediness, destitution, indigence, pauperism, penury. Antonyms: riches, wealth, plenty.

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