Definition of padding in English:


Syllabification: pad·ding
Pronunciation: /ˈpadiNG


  • 1Soft material such as foam or cloth used to pad or stuff something.
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    • All wrapped plates are fitted snugly into boxes with plenty of extra padding to make sure the cultures can withstand routine shocks and bumps during handling and transit.
    • Door padding is softer and more energy-absorbent.
    • Foam padding has been placed at the far end of the track to cushion the blow when students crash into a wall at the end of their sprints.
    wadding, cushioning, stuffing, packing, filling, lining
  • 1.1Superfluous material in a book, speech, etc., introduced in order to make it reach a desired length.
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    • Halfway through now I'm interested to see where it's going but I feel there's still an awful lot of padding in this book.
    • The film version requires substantial padding, as the book only lasts for a few pages.
    • On the other hand, Miller's concise strategy is preferable to the approach of padding out the running length.

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