(noun, verb)


1. a small mass of soft material

- he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter

Definition categories: substance, material, stuff

2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

- a wad of money

Similar word(s): batch, deal, flock, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack

Definition categories: quantity

3. a wad of something chewable as tobacco

Similar word(s): chaw, chew, cud, plug, quid

Definition categories: food, bit, bite, morsel

Sentences with wad as a noun:

- Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.

- With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan


1. compress into a wad

- wad paper into the box

Similar word(s): bundle, compact, pack

Definition categories: contact, arrange

2. crowd or pack to capacity

Similar word(s): cram, jam, jampack, ram

Definition categories: contact, stuff

Sentences with wad as a verb:

- She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.

- to wad a gun

- to wad a cloak