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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wad  \Wad\,  n.  [See  {Woad}.] 
  Woad.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wad  \Wad\,  n.  [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. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wad  \Wad\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Waded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wad  \Wad\,  Wadd  \Wadd\,  n.  (Min.) 
  a  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. 
  b  Plumbago,  or  black  lead. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Woad  \Woad\,  n.  [OE.  wod,  AS  w[=a]d;  akin  to  D.  weede,  G.  waid, 
  OHG.  weit,  Dan.  vaid,  veid,  Sw  veide,  L.  vitrum.]  [Written 
  also  {wad},  and  {wade}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  An  herbaceous  cruciferous  plant  ({Isatis 
  tinctoria}).  It  was  formerly  cultivated  for  the  blue 
  coloring  matter  derived  from  its  leaves. 
  2.  A  blue  dyestuff,  or  coloring  matter,  consisting  of  the 
  powdered  and  fermented  leaves  of  the  Isatis  tinctoria.  It 
  is  now  superseded  by  indigo,  but  is  somewhat  used  with 
  indigo  as  a  ferment  in  dyeing. 
  Their  bodies  .  .  .  painted  with  woad  in  sundry 
  figures.  --Milton. 
  {Wild  woad}  (Bot.),  the  weld  ({Reseda  luteola}).  See  {Weld}. 
  {Woad  mill},  a  mill  grinding  and  preparing  woad. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (often  followed  by  `of')  a  large  number  or  amount  or  extent: 
  "a  batch  of  letters";  "a  deal  of  trouble";  "a  lot  of 
  money";  "it  must  have  cost  plenty"  [syn:  {batch},  {deal}, 
  {flock},  {good  deal},  {great  deal},  {hatful},  {heap},  {lot}, 
  {mass},  {mess},  {mickle},  {mint},  {muckle},  {peck},  {pile}, 
  {plenty},  {pot},  {quite  a  little},  {raft},  {sight},  {slew}, 
  {spate},  {stack},  {tidy  sum},  {whole  lot},  {whole  slew}] 
  2:  a  wad  of  something  chewable  as  tobacco  [syn:  {chew},  {chaw}, 
  {cud},  {quid},  {plug}] 
  v  1:  compress  into  a  wad;  "wad  paper  into  the  box"  [syn:  {pack}, 
  {bundle},  {compact}] 
  2:  crowd  or  pack  to  capacity;  "the  theater  was  jampacked"  [syn: 
  {jam},  {jampack},  {ram},  {chock  up},  {cram},  {pack}] 

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