wad

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wad compress into a wad "wad paper into the box"
    • v wad crowd or pack to capacity "the theater was jampacked"
    • n wad a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    • n wad (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","see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos","it must have cost plenty","a slew of journalists","a wad of money"
    • n wad a small mass of soft material "he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it
    • Wad A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.
    • Wad A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc.
    • n Wad (Min) 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.
    • Wad 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.
    • Wad To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton.
    • Wad 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.
    • n Wad Woad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wad A small bunch or wisp of rags, hay, hair, wool, or other fibrous material, used for stuffing, for lessening the shock of hard bodies against each other, or for packing.
    • n wad Specifically, something, as a piece of cloth, paper, or leather, used to hold the powder or bullet, or both, in place in a gun or cartridge. For ordinary double- or single-barreled shot-guns, wads are disks of felt, leather, or pasteboard cut by machinery or by a hand-tool, often indented to allow passage of air in ramming home, and sometimes specially treated with a composition which helps to keep the barrels from fouling. See cut under shot-cartridge.
    • n wad In ceramics, a small piece of finer clay used to cover the body of an inferior material in some varieties of earthenware; especially, the piece doubled over the edge of a vessel.
    • wad To form into a wad or into wadding; press together into a mass, as fibrous material.
    • wad To line with wadding, as a garment, to give more roundness or fullness to the figure, keep out the cold, render soft, or protect in any way.
    • wad To pad; stuff; fill out with or as with wadding.
    • wad To put a wad into, as the barrel of a gun; also, to hold in place by a wad, as a bullet.
    • wad A Scotch form of wed.
    • wad A Scotch form of would.
    • n wad An obsolete or dialectal form of woad.
    • n wad An impure earthy ore of manganese, which consists of manganese dioxid associated with the oxid of iron, cobalt, or copper. When mixed with linseed-oil for a paint it is apt to take fire. Also called bog-manganese, earthy manganese.
    • n wad Same as plumbago.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wad wod a mass of loose matter thrust close together for packing, &c., as hay, tow, &c.: a little mass of paper, tow, or the like to keep the charge in a gun
    • v.t Wad to form into a mass: to pad, stuff out: to stuff a wad into:—pr.p. wad′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. wad′ded
    • Wad wad a Scotch form of wed, also of would.
    • n Wad wod an earthy ore of manganese.
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Idioms

Shoot your wad - When you have shot your wad, you have expended everything and have no more to say or do about a matter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vadd, wadding, Dan vat, D. & G. watte,. Cf. Wadmol

Usage

In literature:

They have seen your wad; that's what they are measuring.
"Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist" by Harlan Page Halsey
A block is laid flat on the table with its cut surface uppermost, and is kept steady by a small wad of damp paper placed under each corner.
"Wood-Block Printing" by F. Morley Fletcher
You can't expect to get away with a wad like that.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
His right hand was still on his pistol, the wadded page of the register in the other.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
It wad be an easier way, I'm thinking.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
Where wad she pe if ta fire went oot?
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
The magician took the pistol, and put in some wadding.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
If onybody had said I wad be in jail maist as soon as I got to Bawbylon I wad have said he was leein'!
"The Garret and the Garden" by R.M. Ballantyne
But before I gang awa' I wad fain repay ye for the guid turn ye did to my bairns.
"Hunted and Harried" by R.M. Ballantyne
The Emir Wad Ibraham raised his Remington, as the creature hobbled past, and sent a bullet through its brain.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
You are worth a million dollars, and this man probably was ready to lie a little for a wad of money.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
Beside the bag were several newspapers crumpled up into a wad.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
What wad ye think could happen?
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
And now I wad hae liked to hae said mair.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
Fain wad I, fain wad I hae the bloody wars to cease, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
He rammed the charge home, with wadding between powder and shot, with more wadding on top of the shot.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
But gin an aith wad relieve ye, sir, dinna mind me, dinna mind me!
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Then he broke out again in his cracked old tones, 'And for bonnie Annie Laurie I wad lay me doun and dee!
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
Hear the bell yet, Wad?
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
An' theh, right on the sidewalk, was a wad of bills, $99 to a penny.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
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In poetry:

"Sing on your song, ye laily worm,
That ye sung to me;"
"I never sung that song
But fatt I wad sing to ye.
"The Laily Worm And The Mackerel Of The Sea" by Anonymous Americas
Wha wad fash wi' ane anither
Puin' o' the blaeberrie?
Berries whiles will grow thegither,
Heigho the blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
He spurr'd the gray into the path,
Till baith his sides they bled:
"Gray! thou maun carry me away,
Or my life lies in wad!"
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
'Had we twa been upon the green,
And never an eye to see,
I wad hae had you, flesh and fell;
But your sword sall gae wi me.'
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British
"I canna mak ye a king," quo' he,
"The Lord alane can do that!
I snowk leise-majesty, my man!
Quhat the Sathan wad ye be at?"
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
"And wha gat your leavins, Lord Randall, my son?
And wha gat your leavins, my handsome young man?"
"My hawks and my hounds; mother, make my bed soon,
For I'm wearied wi hunting, and fain wad lie doon."
"Lord Randall" by Anonymous British

In news:

Steve Martin Makes a Wad of Paper (And a Campaign Video for Nebraska's Bob Kerrey).
Woman Asks For Job Application , Steals Wad of Cash.
It's WAD , and most people have no idea what that means.
Woman Asks For Job Application, Steals Wad of Cash.
Steve Martin comes to Senate candidate's aid with ' wad of paper' video.
"Bill" Wadding Sr, 73, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012, at his residence.
Asian firms pour wads of cash into American solar technology.
For Banks, Wads of Cash and Loads of Trouble.
If you blow your $100,000 wad, just hit restart and play again.
Douglas, has posted video online that shows him and a friend dropping wads of cash down to a group of kids at an area mall, CBS DFW reports.
Instead, she was given a wad of counterfeit dollars.
He's a man who, in his spare time, watches TV from the confines of his million-dollar home, fanning himself with wads of $100 bills.
Old Wad of Already-Been-Chewed Gum Foils Varvatos Shoplifter .
Use an apple (or wad of foil) to prop open the pig's mouth, which lets air escape during cooking.
Kenyan McDuffie has officially taken the oath of office as the DC Council member for Wad 5.
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In science:

Arge.: The buffer tree, a new technique for optimal I/O algorithms . In Proc. of the Fourth WADS, pages 334– 345, 1995.
The Random Buffer Tree : A Randomized Technique for I/O-efficient Algorithms
Wad ia Spenta R 2008 String theory: a framework for quantum gravity and various app lications Curr.
String theory: big problem for small size
By (c), we have g ad = δad − ǫzad (x) − εwad(y ) + O(e2).
Telleparallel Lagrange Geometry and a Unified Field Theory: Linearization of the Field Equations
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