pad

n.

  1. A footpath; a road.
  2. An easy-paced horse; a padnag.
  3. A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; -- usually called a footpad.
  4. The act of robbing on the highway.
  5. A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing.
  6. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp., one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers of blotting paper; a block of paper.
  7. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
  8. A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.
  9. A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals.
  10. A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
  11. A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.
  12. A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck.
  13. A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a basket of soles.

v. t.

  1. To travel upon foot; to tread.
  2. To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.
  3. To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth.

v. i.

  1. To travel heavily or slowly.
  2. To rob on foot.
  3. To wear a path by walking.