Wad vs. Waid

By Jaxson

  • 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.

  • Wad (noun)

    An amorphous, compact mass.

    “Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.”

  • Wad (noun)

    A substantial pile (normally of money).

    “With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan”

  • Wad (noun)

    A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge, or earlier on the chargeĀ of a muzzleloader or cannon.


  • Wad (noun)

    A sandwich.

  • Wad (noun)

    An ejaculation of semen.

  • Wad (noun)

    Plumbago, graphite.

  • Wad (noun)

    Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.

  • Wad (verb)

    To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.

    “She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.”

  • Wad (verb)

    To wager.

  • Wad (verb)

    To insert or force a wad into.

    “to wad a gun”

  • Wad (verb)

    To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.

    “to wad a cloak”

  • Waid (adjective)

    Oppressed with weight; crushed; weighed down.


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