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Men even contract the dirty, filthy habit of chewing tobacco, and when the habit gets a good hold upon them they are never satisfied except when they have a wad of the stuff in their mouth. So with drinking. It is largely a habit.
Thomas Jordan Jarvis

Meaning of "wad" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WAD

From Late Latin wadda; related to German Watte cotton wool.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WAD

wad  [wɒd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wad is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wad in English.

WHAT DOES WAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wad

Wad is an old mining term for any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral-rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits. Typically closely associated with various iron oxides. Specific mineral varieties include pyrolusite, lithiophorite, nsutite, takanelite and vernadite. Wad can be considered to be the manganese equivalent to the iron mineraloid limonite.

Definition of wad in the English dictionary

The first definition of wad in the dictionary is a small mass or ball of fibrous or soft material, such as cotton wool, used esp for packing or stuffing. Other definition of wad is a plug of paper, cloth, leather, etc, pressed against a charge to hold it in place in a muzzle-loading cannon. Wad is also a disc of paper, felt, pasteboard, etc, used to hold in place the powder and shot in a shotgun cartridge.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WAD

PRESENT

Present
I wad
you wad
he/she/it wads
we wad
you wad
they wad
Present continuous
I am wadding
you are wadding
he/she/it is wadding
we are wadding
you are wadding
they are wadding
Present perfect
I have wadded
you have wadded
he/she/it has wadded
we have wadded
you have wadded
they have wadded
Present perfect continuous
I have been wadding
you have been wadding
he/she/it has been wadding
we have been wadding
you have been wadding
they have been wadding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wadded
you wadded
he/she/it wadded
we wadded
you wadded
they wadded
Past continuous
I was wadding
you were wadding
he/she/it was wadding
we were wadding
you were wadding
they were wadding
Past perfect
I had wadded
you had wadded
he/she/it had wadded
we had wadded
you had wadded
they had wadded
Past perfect continuous
I had been wadding
you had been wadding
he/she/it had been wadding
we had been wadding
you had been wadding
they had been wadding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wad
you will wad
he/she/it will wad
we will wad
you will wad
they will wad
Future continuous
I will be wadding
you will be wadding
he/she/it will be wadding
we will be wadding
you will be wadding
they will be wadding
Future perfect
I will have wadded
you will have wadded
he/she/it will have wadded
we will have wadded
you will have wadded
they will have wadded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wadding
you will have been wadding
he/she/it will have been wadding
we will have been wadding
you will have been wadding
they will have been wadding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wad
you would wad
he/she/it would wad
we would wad
you would wad
they would wad
Conditional continuous
I would be wadding
you would be wadding
he/she/it would be wadding
we would be wadding
you would be wadding
they would be wadding
Conditional perfect
I would have wad
you would have wad
he/she/it would have wad
we would have wad
you would have wad
they would have wad
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wadding
you would have been wadding
he/she/it would have been wadding
we would have been wadding
you would have been wadding
they would have been wadding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wad
we let´s wad
you wad
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wad
Past participle
wadded
Present Participle
wadding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE WAD

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Synonyms and antonyms of wad in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WAD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wad» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wad
ball · bankroll · block · bundle · chew · chunk · hunk · lump · mass · piece · plug · pocketful · quid · roll · twist

Translation of «wad» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAD

Find out the translation of wad to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wad from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wad» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 团
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fajo
570 millions of speakers

English

wad
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गुच्छा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

واد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пыж
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chumaço
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রস্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

liasse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wad
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bündel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뭉치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wad
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nùi bông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மடித்துத்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tampon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fascio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wad
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пиж
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

teanc de bancnote
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στουπί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

WAD
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tuss
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dott
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wad

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAD»

The term «wad» is very widely used and occupies the 20.290 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wad

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QUOTES WITH «WAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wad.
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Thomas Jordan Jarvis
Men even contract the dirty, filthy habit of chewing tobacco, and when the habit gets a good hold upon them they are never satisfied except when they have a wad of the stuff in their mouth. So with drinking. It is largely a habit.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAD»

Discover the use of wad in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wad and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wad-ja-get?: The grading game in American education
Critically examines the effects of traditional grading on student attitudes toward learning and presents alternative approaches to effective educational evaluation and measurement
Howard Kirschenbaum, Rodney Napier, Sidney B. Simon, 1971
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Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East
Tayeb Salih "The Doum Tree of Wad Hamid" by Sudanese author Salih, is a classic story of accommodation of the old and the new in a village. It offers lessons best heeded by developers, city dwellers, and national leaders. Although the story ...
Donna Lee Bowen, Evelyn A. Early, 2002
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Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, ...
This wad was not expelled on firing. The over- powder wad was between the propellant and the filler wads. The overpowder wad was a disk of cardboard that acted as a gas seal and prevented contamination of the powder by grease from the ...
Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D., 1998
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Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction
In preparing this cumulative chronology of the entire Wad Hamid Cycle, I have revised Raja' Ni'ma's chronology of Season while accounting more fully for all the historical and narrative clues found in Salih's novels and short stories. Many of ...
Waïl S. Hassan, 2003
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The Capital of Kush
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P. L. Shinnie, Rebecca J. Bradley, 1980
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The Dunning School: Historians, Race, and the Meaning of ...
WAD, preface to Reconstruction, Political and Economic, xv; WAD, “The Election of Grant (1868),” ibid.; 135; WAD, “The Movement towards White Supremacy in the South (1874–1875),” ibid., 266–80; WAD, “The Electoral Commission,” ibid., ...
John David Smith, J. Vincent Lowery, 2013
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Frequency of organic compounds identified in water
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W. M. Shackelford, Lawrence H. Keith, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development, 1976
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The ABCs Of Reloading: The Definitive Guide for Novice to Expert
From left: top wad held in place with water-glass; top wad crimped in place; gas check for top wad; Hodgdon plastic half-jacket allows more shot; Shot Cap carries the largest shot weight of these shown. Alcan's 45 Long Colt shot cartridge in ...
Rodney James, 2010
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Sudan
The road out of Khartoum heads southeast along the Blue Nile to Wad Medani before turning away from the river to reach Gedaref. This flat and featureless area is Sudan's agricultural heartland. Sorghum and millet are the main crops here, ...
Paul Clammer, 2005
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Les oasis de Wad Noun: porte du Sahara marocain. Actes du ...
Nūn Valley Oasis (Morocco); social and economic aspects; intellectual life; history; congresses.
جامعة ابن زهر. كلية الآداب والعلوم الإنسانية, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wad is used in the context of the following news items.
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Moment woman accidentally scatters wad of notes on busy road and …
Can you imagine the worst thing to drop on a busy intersection with multiple lanes of traffic - that's right a massive wad of cash. Like some hideous version of the ... «Mirror.co.uk, Aug 15»
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WAD calls for policy on alcohol use
Executive director of Women's Action for Development (WAD) Salatiel Shinedima made this remark at the organisation's Kavango East field day and graduation, ... «Namibian, Jul 15»
3
WAD's empowerment initiative praised
One hundred and nineteen young people last Thursday graduated from Women's Action for Development (WAD) at Lüderitz after they completed a six weeks ... «New Era, Jun 15»
4
Milos Raonic withdraws huge wad of cash from ATM as world No 8 …
In the meantime the World No 8 will have to make do with the thick wad of cash he withdrew from an ATM in SW19 on Tuesday. Raonic, who reached the ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
5
Drug dealer caught red-handed after snapping SELFIE holding …
A drug dealer who shamelessly posed in a selfie holding a huge wad of cash has been caught red-handed. George Karanja and his accomplice Nathan Smith, ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Why you should always count your notes
If you thought getting a wad of notes, well sealed at your bank, was a good reason not to count them, then you are mistaken. It seems there is a good way to strip ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
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Nats' Matt Williams: Wad in Bryce Harper's mouth isn't chewing …
Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper offered an up-close-and-personal view of himself in a selfie on a fan's phone on Tuesday, which had fans ... «FOXSports.com, Jun 15»
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Les Moonves Stiffs Parking Valet Because He Only Carried Huge …
However, even more embarrassing is that Moonves is so cheap that he used a big wad of hundred dollar bills to stiff a restaurant parking valet out of a tip as you ... «NewsBusters, Jun 15»
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'Try spending this in England!': Prankster parents send expat son …
A SCOTTISH expat was pranked by his PARENTS after they sent him a birthday wad of Scottish fivers with the message: “Love from Ma and Da. Try spending ... «Scottish Daily Record, Apr 15»
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Customer Drops Wad of Cash, Illness Closes Animal Shelter, Tom …
Customer Drops Wad of Cash, Illness Closes Animal Shelter, Tom Cruise to Film in Ga.: News Nearby. Some of the top posts in Georgia, including a shoplifting ... «Patch.com, Apr 15»

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