- n a small mass of soft material
he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter
- n (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
a wad of money
- n a wad of something chewable as tobacco
- v compress into a wad
wad paper into the box
- v crowd or pack to capacity
- This would not only be the '50s sci-fi thriller about a belligerent wad of jelly.
- The film doesn't quite get there, but it packs a wad of compelling entertainment on its road to triple-X oblivion.
- Used sponges are tossed either singly or in a compressed wad into a receptacle with a built-in sensing device that again verifies each chip and tallies the Outs.
- Mark Richt in Atlanta Journal Constitution
It was kind of a big wad of [7-5] teams, and to try to sort it out and make a lot of good sense of where everybody should go, I thought that was hard for everybody,Richt said Sunday evening. "I had no preconceived ideas where we might go...
- Robert Burns in New York Times
O wad some power the giftie gie us,wrote Robert Burns in the Scottish dialect, "to see oursels as ithers see us!"
- Bobby Ryan in DesMoinesRegister.com
Obviously it would have been easy to sulk, or complain or maybe not even report,said Ryan, the second overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. "But at the same time, I had friends (at Iowa), so I was happy - well, not happy, but I wad...