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Meaning of 'wad' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Wad [ n.]
- Woad.
- A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.
- 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.
- A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc.
- Alt. of Wadd
2 . Wad [ v. t.]
- To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton.
- 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.

Meaning of 'wad' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . wad [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Example in sentence:
  • a batch of letters;
  • a deal of trouble;
  • a lot of money;
  • a slew of journalists;
  • a wad of money;
  • he made a mint on the stock market;
  • it must have cost plenty;
  • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
Meaning (2):
- a small mass of soft material
Example in sentence:
  • he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter
3 . wad [ v]
Meaning (3):
- crowd or pack to capacity
Example in sentence:
  • the theater was jampacked
Meaning (4):
- compress into a wad
Example in sentence:
  • wad paper into the box