Adjective "wadded" definition and examples

(Wadded may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/wɒd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A mass or lump of a soft material, used for padding, stuffing, or wiping.
  1. 'I caught the red mixture of blood and peroxide in the cotton wads and wiped it away.'
  2. 'Kids play cricket on the road, young men idle at the edges, women scrub small wads of wet clothes beside buckets of precious water.'
  3. 'He grabbed a wad of toilet paper and folded it up, pressing it hard to slow the blood, then shrugged on his bathrobe and went back to his bed.'
  4. 'She pulled out a wad of paper towels to dry her hands.'
  5. 'In the center of the fabric, put a balled up wad of fabric scraps, cotton, or yarn.'
  6. 'She made her way over to the bank of washrooms and ran some cold water over a wad of paper towels.'
  7. 'When you open it, you discover that half the space in the box is taken up with a massive wad of cardboard.'
  8. 'Four years ago he used his thumb-equipped excavator to push tree root wads into streambanks to control erosion for the first time.'
  9. 'You see people leaping out of the way as some great wad of canvas comes hurtling towards them.'
  10. 'When cleaning bathroom glass, buff it off with wads of clean newspaper.'
  11. 'I made a wad out of the young leaves and twigs and tried to masticate slowly'
  12. 'Several-day's growth of beard covered his jaw, which moved and bulged with the wad of tobacco he chewed.'
  13. '‘So,’ he said, pausing to shift a thick wad of what I presumed to be gum into his other cheek.'
  14. 'Adapters and wads are available for most handgun and rifle calibers, and 12-gauge shotguns.'
  15. 'At some point, we acquired 50 Remington 12-gauge brass shells that accepted large pistol primers and 11-gauge wads.'
  16. 'Consequently, the shot leaves the wad as a tightly controlled column with minimal dispersion.'
A bundle or roll of paper or banknotes.
  1. 'The first guard fumbled through his pockets, pulling out a wad of papers.'
  2. 'And, stuffing the wad of notes into my wallet and the few coins into my purse I said farewell to my old savings account and its pass book.'
  3. 'Fernando reached for a napkin to wipe his eyes, then noticed a crumpled wad of bills under his coffee cup.'
  4. 'Then he peeled out a note from a thick wad of $50 and $100 bills, leaving a $2 tip.'
  5. 'We stomp about the office with a great wad of paperwork when, really, we're wondering whether to have tea or hot chocolate from the machine.'
  6. 'The money was arranged in a thick wad of bills, mostly ones and fives.'
  7. 'Then, along came a little man with a wad of banknotes who snapped up the laptop and went off congratulating himself.'
  8. 'The first of these, a small wad of book tokens, was easy to find.'
  9. 'The forms needed simply to record a change of address for my driving license come in a sizeable wad and, when submitted, need to be accompanied by three items of identification.'
  10. 'He took out his wallet, pulling out a wad of cash.'
  11. 'she was working on TV and had wads of money'
  12. 'Iraq's currency has lost so much of its value that it takes enormous wads of it to buy anything of value.'
  13. 'He has such a beautiful wife that he thinks he needs wads of money to be truly worthy of her.'
  14. 'Who could blame Setanta for being lured by the vast wads of Australian dollars that are undoubtedly on the table.'
  15. 'Just because they can point to the prior administration and say they took wads of Enron money does nothing to excuse the republicans.'
  16. 'Farmers and miners are protesting that wads of money are being spent on technology when all they really want is some decent irrigation.'
  17. 'I read that the ex boyfriend got a huge wad for his story.'
  18. 'Alternately, just throw wads of money at me for no reason at all.'
  19. 'In California at least, the epicentre of the industry since the late 1980s, the idea of outlawing porn is inconceivable, given the wads of tax money it generates.'
  20. 'The amount of intellectual energy invested in understanding the Soviet Union during the Cold War was a function of the wads of research money that was available for studying that topic.'
  21. 'Most of us don't have a large wad of disposable income left at the end of every month, which means, with the best will in the world, we can't give something to everyone.'
A bun, cake, sandwich, or other piece of food.

    verb

    Compress (a soft material) into a lump or mass.
    1. 'I took the plane ticket from my pocket, wadded it into a ball, and pitched it dead center into the can.'
    2. 'He and Noel jumped out of the crowd, almost as if they had just magically appeared, and bombarded me with wadded up paper balls.'
    3. 'Robert wadded up the handkerchief and tossed it overboard as well.'
    4. 'He tore open the package, to reveal crumpled rice paper wadded up around a much smaller box in the center of the package.'
    5. 'Melt a dab of butter in it, and spread the butter evenly in the pan with a wadded paper towel.'
    6. 'She started with the exit wound and wadded a cloth behind his shoulder to help stop the bleeding from his back.'
    7. 'I'd kneeled over the man, wadded my own scarf to press against his wound.'
    8. 'Put the rag balls into the burrow as far as you can and cover the hole lightly with dirt or wadded newspaper.'
    9. 'You want the gifts in the basket to be visible, so you'll need to fill the bottom of the basket with wadded packing paper.'
    10. 'Nice of you to wad up all the goodwill you've accumulated and flush it down the toilet.'
    Line or stuff (a garment or piece of furniture) with wadding.
    1. 'Thinly wadded and intricately stitched, all-white quilts represent a high point in the development of North Country quilting.'
    2. 'The Americans travel in convoys, wadded in Kevlar and helmets, guns held ready.'
    3. 'My brain feels wadded with cotton wool, no, fibreglass.'
    4. 'Ever resourceful, she wadded some toilet paper between it and the door frame and found that it stayed shut.'

    More definitions

    1. a small mass, lump, or ball of anything: a wad of paper; a wad of tobacco.

    2. a small mass of cotton, wool, or other fibrous or soft material, used for stuffing, padding, packing, etc.

    3. a roll of something, especially of bank notes.

    4. Informal. a comparatively large stock or quantity of something, especially money: He's got a healthy wad salted away.

    5. a plug of cloth, tow, paper, or the like, used to hold the powder or shot, or both, in place in a gun or cartridge.

    6. Br

    More examples(as adjective)

    "bills can be wadded."

    Origin

    (wad)Mid 16th century (denoting wadding): perhaps related to Dutch watten, French ouate ‘padding, cotton wool’.