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Meaning & Definition of Wad in English

English

Wad

/wɑd/

noun

1. A small mass of soft material

  • "He used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter"
    synonym:
  • wad

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

  • "A batch of letters"
  • "A deal of trouble"
  • "A lot of money"
  • "He made a mint on the stock market"
  • "See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
  • "It must have cost plenty"
  • "A slew of journalists"
  • "A wad of money"
    synonym:
  • batch
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • flock
  • ,
  • good deal
  • ,
  • great deal
  • ,
  • hatful
  • ,
  • heap
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • mass
  • ,
  • mess
  • ,
  • mickle
  • ,
  • mint
  • ,
  • mountain
  • ,
  • muckle
  • ,
  • passel
  • ,
  • peck
  • ,
  • pile
  • ,
  • plenty
  • ,
  • pot
  • ,
  • quite a little
  • ,
  • raft
  • ,
  • sight
  • ,
  • slew
  • ,
  • spate
  • ,
  • stack
  • ,
  • tidy sum
  • ,
  • wad

3. A wad of something chewable as tobacco

    synonym:
  • chew
  • ,
  • chaw
  • ,
  • cud
  • ,
  • quid
  • ,
  • plug
  • ,
  • wad

verb

1. Compress into a wad

  • "Wad paper into the box"
    synonym:
  • pack
  • ,
  • bundle
  • ,
  • wad
  • ,
  • compact

2. Crowd or pack to capacity

  • "The theater was jampacked"
    synonym:
  • jam
  • ,
  • jampack
  • ,
  • ram
  • ,
  • chock up
  • ,
  • cram
  • ,
  • wad

Examples of using

Tom burned a big wad of hundred dollar bills.
Tom burned a wad of bills.