Synonyms for padded

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When she could not sleep, she got up and padded to the window in bare feet.

Henry said, pointing to a great slab of thick pudding, padded with currants.

Padded boots, two sizes too large for them, met the difficulty of small feet.

Mom, dozing in the big chair near the fireplace, padded upstairs at nine.

He was no longer lying on the padded bench beneath the mentrol hood.

She placed him gently, at full length, upon the padded floor.

The rough places of life had been padded for all these young women.

The book of life's padded, ah but padded—a deplorable want of editing!

He had two long stops, one of whom padded his chest with straw.

There were no relieving sounds of voice or wing or padded foot.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

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