[ US /ˈwɑd/ ]
[ UK /wˈɒd/ ]
VERB
  1. crowd or pack to capacity
    the theater was jampacked
  2. compress into a wad
    wad paper into the box
NOUN
  1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    a batch of letters
    a slew of journalists
    a lot of money
    a wad of money
    it must have cost plenty
    a deal of trouble
    he made a mint on the stock market
  2. a small mass of soft material
    he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter
  3. a wad of something chewable as tobacco
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How To Use wad In A Sentence

  • Laura Wade's Posh, timed to open as the Tories edged into power in May 2010, reminded us just what we were in for: overprivileged hooligans in drinking-society blazers who trash a pub as thoughtlessly as they will trash the country. Dominic Cooke: a life in theatre
  • He watched them disappear from his view, his father still waddling along with that bloody basket.
  • Winky luved tu drinking frum deh water fawsitt…. she liking hur wadder fresh…it wuz a sinky-drinky fur deh winky-binky. Like the new bowl. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
  • It is patent that dusk found them weary and worn, plodding and wading silently "homewards," shovel on shoulder, across four or five kilos of desolate mud; falling and tripping over stagnant bodies, masses of tangled wire, bricks and jagged wood-work everywhere impeding progress. Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
  • My disorganization was a chaotic river that I waded through every day, somehow coming out the other end dry only due to the comparatively placid pace of being a Londoner. Ed Zitron: Ride the Whirlwind: Making a New York Minute Last
  • I kept folding up the wads of twenties and stuffing them in the pocket of my shorts.
  • They waded the river at a shallow point.
  • The manufacturers just don't strive to achieve a mirror-like polish nowadays.
  • Go into just about every boulangerie in France nowadays and a standard baguette costs 80 centimes.
  • But then, the Tea Council represents the trade and 93 per cent of British cuppas nowadays come from bags.
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