"padding" Definition

Definitions for the word "padding" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. p. pr. & vb. n.
of Pad
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. n.
The act or process of making a pad or of inserting stuffing.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
The material with which anything is padded.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. n.
Material of inferior value, serving to extend a book, essay, etc.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
5. n.
The uniform impregnation of cloth with a mordant.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
6. n.
Soft material used to pad or stuff.
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
7. slang
the light articles in the monthly magazines, of which the serial stories are the main attraction. Publishers of magazines seem to think that if they get a serial story from a popular novelist they can pack any amount of rubbish into the remaining pages. This is not so in America, as magazines like the _Atlantic Monthly_ and the _Overland Monthly_ show.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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