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Webster 1913 Edition


Wad

Wad

,
Noun.
[See
Woad
.]
Woad.
[Obs.]

Wad

,
Noun.
[Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw.
vadd
wadding, Dan
vat
, D. & G.
watte
. Cf.
Wadmol
.]
1.
A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.
Holland.
2.
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.
3.
A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc.
Wed hook
,
a rod with a screw or hook at the end, used for removing the wad from a gun.

Wad

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Waded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Wadding
.]
1.
To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding;
as, to
wad
tow or cotton
.
2.
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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wad

WAD

, n.
1.
A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old ropeyarn, used for stopping the charge of powder in a gun and pressing it close to the shot, or for keeping the powder and shot close.
2.
A little mass, tuft or bundle, as of hay or peas.

WAD

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Definition 2021


wad

wad

See also: vad, WAD, văd, wäd, våd, vað, wæd, -wad, and váð

English

Alternative forms

  • wadde (obsolete)

Noun

wad (plural wads)

  1. An amorphous, compact mass.
    Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.
  2. A substantial pile (normally of money).
    With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan
  3. A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge.
  4. (slang) A sandwich.
  5. (slang, vulgar) An ejaculation of semen.
    • 2000, Ian Cappell, The Awakening, London: Prowler Books, ISBN 978-1-902644-30-1:
      All at once, Steven let out a loud gasp, as his cock jerked violently in his hand and sent wad after wad of hot white sperm shooting out all over his chest and stomach.
    • 2003, Harlyn Aizley, Buying Dad: One Woman's Search for the Perfect Sperm Donor, Los Angeles, Calif.: Alyson Books, ISBN 978-1-55583-755-6, page 70:
      It's a strange thing this yellow liquid, the bodily fluid of a stranger. What was he thinking when he shot his wad? Is he somewhere now wondering about his sperm? Is he at this very moment wondering if a woman somewhere is inseminating with his seed? Well, we are! Here we are in Boston, and we are!
    • 2001, Peter F. Murphy, Studs, Tools, and the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live By, Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, ISBN 978-0-299-17130-8, page 44:
      When a man "blows his wad," at least two different things could have occurred: he either spent or lost all his money in a wager (his wad), or he spent or ejaculated his sperm (his wad). Thorne goes on to suggest that since at least the 1950s "blow," in this context, is a euphemism for "ejaculate."
    • 2008, Chaucer Malone, Miguk, the Holy Man, Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, ISBN 978-1-4343-5666-6, page 490:
      Grabbing hold of his throbbing organ, he started to turn away from her, had second thoughts, and proceeded to shoot his wad, ejaculate all over the sweating, sultry body that was stretched out, languishing at his feet.
  6. (mineralogy) Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.

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Verb

wad (third-person singular simple present wads, present participle wadding, simple past and past participle wadded)

  1. To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.
    She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.
  2. (Ulster) To wager.
  3. To insert or force a wad into.
    to wad a gun
  4. To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.
    to wad a cloak

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑt

Etymology

From Old Dutch *wat, from Proto-Germanic *wadą.

Noun

wad n (plural wadden, diminutive wadje n)

  1. mud flat

Derived terms


Italian

Noun

wad m (invariable)

  1. (mineralogy) wad (manganese ore)

Maranungku

Noun

wad

  1. go
    wad gaŋani : I went (wad 'go', ga- 'past tense', -ŋa- 'I', -ni 'movement')

References

  • Pacific Linguistics (Australian National University), issue 54 (1979), page 246

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *waidą, whence also Old High German weit

Noun

wād ?

  1. woad

Scots

Verb

wad

  1. (South Scots) would