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wad

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See also vad, văd, váð, vað, wæd, våd, wād, and WAD

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Noun

Singular
wad

Plural
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  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. (vulgar, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an ejaculate of semen.
  5. Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits

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Verb

Infinitive
to wad

Third person singular
wad

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to wad (third-person singular simple present wad, present participle d, simple past and past participle ing)
  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.

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Noun

wad n. (plural wadden)

  1. mud flat

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Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *wai(s)da-, whence also Old High German weit

Noun

wād

  1. woad

Scots

Verb

wad

  1. (South Scots) would

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