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 for pad
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pad \Pad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Padded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.
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     2. (Calico Printing) To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as,
        to pad cloth. --Ure.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pad \Pad\, v. i.
     1. To travel heavily or slowly. --Bunyan.
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     2. To rob on foot. [Obs.] --Cotton Mather.
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     3. To wear a path by walking. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pad \Pad\, n. [Perh. akin to pod.]
     1. A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft;
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     2. 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.
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     3. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
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     4. A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs
        of horses to prevent bruising.
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     5. (Zool.) A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under
        side of the toes of animals.
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     6. A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
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     7. (Med.) A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support
        a part, etc.
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     8. (Naut.) A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve
        of the deck. --W. C. Russel.
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     9. A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a
        basket of soles. [Eng.] --Simmonds.
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     10. A dwelling place, usually an apartment; one's living
         quarters; as, come over to my pad to watch the game.
     11. A sum of money paid as a bribe to police officers, shared
         among them; also, the list of such officers receiving
         such a bribe.
     Pad cloth, a saddlecloth; a housing.
     Pad saddle. See def. 3, above.
     Pad tree (Harness Making), a piece of wood or metal which
        gives rigidity and shape to a harness pad. --Knight.
     on the pad, receiving bribes; -- of police officers.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  pad \pad\ (p[a^]d), n. [D. pad. [root]21. See Path.]
     1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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     2. An easy-paced horse; a padnag. --Addison
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              An abbot on an ambling pad.           --Tennyson.
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     3. A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; --
        usually called a footpad. --Gay. --Byron.
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     4. The act of robbing on the highway. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pad \Pad\, v. t.
     To travel upon foot; to tread. [Obs.]
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           Padding the streets for half a crown.    --Somerville.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one
           edge [syn: pad, pad of paper, tablet]
      2: the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water
      3: a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to
         transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp [syn: pad, inkpad,
         inking pad, stamp pad]
      4: a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing,
         or comfort
      5: a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
         [syn: launching pad, launchpad, launch pad, launch
         area, pad]
      6: temporary living quarters [syn: diggings, digs,
         domiciliation, lodgings, pad]
      7: the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a
         human's finger
      v 1: add details to [syn: embroider, pad, lard,
           embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up,
           dramatize, dramatise]
      2: walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud;
         "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone" [syn: slog,
         footslog, plod, trudge, pad, tramp]
      3: line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra" [syn: pad,
         fill out]
      4: add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair" [syn: pad,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  423 Moby Thesaurus words for "pad":
     Domesday Book, abate, abiding place, abode, account book, address,
     address book, adversaria, aegis, air mattress, album, allay,
     alleviate, ambler, ambulate, anesthetize, ankle, annual, appease,
     appointment calendar, appointment schedule, arch, arm guard,
     assuage, backstop, barrier, battologize, bedding, benumb,
     blankbook, blotter, bolster, boss, brattice, brim, buffer,
     buffer state, bulkhead, bulwark, bump, bumper, calendar,
     cantonment, cashbook, catalog, ceil, charge, chatter, chink, chock,
     circumambulate, classified catalog, click, clink, cloison, clop,
     clubfoot, clump, clunk, cob, collision mat, colophon,
     commonplace book, concavity, congest, contraceptive, convexity,
     copyright, court calendar, cram, crash helmet, crash pad, crawl,
     creep, crib, crowd, crump, cushion, dactylogram, dactylograph,
     dashboard, daybook, deaden, deaden the pain, dent, desk calendar,
     diaphragm, diary, digit, diminish, dint, diptych, dissepiment,
     dividing line, dividing wall, division, docket, dodger, dog,
     domicile, domus, drag out, draw out, dull, dull thud, dwelling,
     dwelling place, ease, ease matters, embellish, embossment,
     engagement book, exaggerate, excrescence, extend, extremity, face,
     face mask, feather, fender, fetlock, fill, fill out,
     fill to overflowing, fill up, finger guard, fingerprint, flick,
     flump, foment, foot, foot guard, foot it, footmark, footprint,
     footstep, forefoot, forepaw, fossil footprint, freight, fudge, fur,
     fuse, gaited horse, galloper, give an encore, give relief,
     go on tiptoe, go over, go through, goggles, governor, grovel,
     guard, guardrail, gumshoe, habitation, hand guard, handrail,
     hard hat, harefoot, heel, helmet, high-stepper, hoof, hoof it,
     ichnite, ichnolite, impress, impression, imprint, inch, inch along,
     indent, indentation, indention, inlay, innerspring mattress,
     instep, insulation, interline, interlock, interseptum, iterate,
     jam, jam-pack, jaywalk, jog on, journal, knee guard, knuckle guard,
     lade, laminated glass, lay, ledger, leg, leg it, lessen,
     life preserver, lifeline, lightning conductor, lightning rod, line,
     litter, load, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, log, logbook,
     loose-leaf notebook, lull, lump, magnify, mask, mat, mattress,
     memo book, memorandum book, memory book, midriff, midsection,
     mitigate, mollify, mudguard, nest, never finish, nightwalk,
     nose guard, notebook, numb, overcharge, overdraw, overfill,
     overpaint, overstate, pace, pacer, pack, padding, padnag,
     palladium, pallet, palliate, panel, paries, partition, party wall,
     pastern, pat, patent, patte, patter, paw, paw print, pawmark,
     pedal extremity, pedes, pedestrianize, perambulate, peripateticate,
     perorate, pes, petty cashbook, pied, pillow, pilot, pimple,
     pitapat, pitter-patter, place, place to live, plump, plunk,
     pocket notebook, pocketbook, police blotter, pop, poultice,
     pour balm into, pour oil on, practice, prancer, preventive, print,
     property line, prophylactic, protection, protective clothing,
     protective umbrella, protract, prowl, pug, pugmark, pussyfoot,
     racker, ram in, rap, reaffirm, reassert, recapitulate, recite,
     recount, reduce, rehearse, reissue, reiterate, relieve, reprint,
     residence, restate, resume, retail, retell, review, reword, roof,
     rug, run out, run over, safeguard, safety, safety glass,
     safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch,
     safety valve, salve, satiate, saturate, say over, say over again,
     scrabble, scramble, scrapbook, scratch pad, screen, seal, seat,
     seat belt, separation, septulum, septum, shield, shin guard,
     shock pad, shuffle along, side-wheeler, sidle, sigil, signet,
     single-footer, slacken, slake, sleeping bag, slink, snake, sneak,
     soften, sole, soothe, speak at length, spin out, spiral notebook,
     splayfoot, springs, stamp, steal, steal along, step, stepper,
     stretch, stretch out, stride, string out, stud, stuff, stump it,
     stupe, subdue, sum up, summarize, sun helmet, supercharge, surfeit,
     table, tablet, tap, tautologize, thud, thumbmark, thumbprint,
     thump, tick, tinkle, tippytoe, tiptoe, toe, tootsy, top off,
     traipse, tread, triptych, trotter, tunk, umbrella, underbed,
     underbedding, ungula, vestige, wad, wainscot, walk, wall, weight,
     windscreen, windshield, workbook, worm, worm along, writing tablet,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Packet Assembling Disassembling (CCITT, X.3, X.28, X.29, PSDN)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Packet Assembler/Disassembler
     (PAD) Hardware or software device for splitting a data stream
     into discrete packets for transmission over some medium and
     then reforming the stream(s) at the receiver.
     The term is most often used for interfaces to X.25 lines.

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