I visibly winced as I saw the bloodied, bruised, and deformed toes wrapped with tape and padding.
Still, for a woman who has been accused of padding her résumé, Anderson might want to update her Web site.
For Richard Nixon, the war on drugs was more than just a formula for padding arrest statistics and looking tough on law and order.
padding back and forth were things which might have been conceived by demons.
If I were writing a shilling volume, I should put them in by way of padding.
For light tints the padding liquor should be reduced to the spec.
Or should one write novels of peasant life with plenty of padding?
There came the padding of feet upon the sand close to him, and he cursed aloud and bitterly.
And they're padding a device van to take Sally to the labs when they're ready.
To shape the stem to the right pull the padding cotton before working the second row of single crochet.
1550s, "bundle of straw to lie on," possibly from or related to Low German or obsolete Flemish pad "sole of the foot," which is perhaps from PIE *pent- "to tread, go" (see find (v.)), but cf. path (n.). Meaning "cushion-like part of an animal foot" is from 1790 in English. Generalized sense of "something soft" is from c.1700; the sense of "a number of sheets fastened together" (in writing pad, drawing pad, etc.) is from 1865.
Sense of "takeoff or landing place for a helicopter" is from 1960. The word persisted in underworld slang from early 18c. in the sense "sleeping place," and was popularized again c.1959, originally in beatnik speech (later hippie slang) in its original English sense of "place to sleep temporarily."
"to walk," 1550s, probably from Middle Dutch paden "walk along a path, make a path," from pad, pat "path." Originally criminals' slang, perhaps of imitative origin (sound of feet trudging on a dirt road). Related: Padded; padding.
A soft material forming a cushion, used in applying or relieving pressure on a part, or in filling a depression so that dressings can fit snugly.
A fatty mass of tissue acting as a cushion in the body, such as the fleshy underside of a finger or toe.
Text added, often gratuitously and for mere bulk, to an essay, book, speech, etc (1861+)
To increase the amount or length of: He was padding his expense account (1913+)