Paddle

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English

Noun

Paddle (plural Paddles)
  1. A two-handed, single-bladed oar used to propel a canoe or a small boat.
  2. A double-bladed oar used for kayaking.
  3. Time spent on paddling.
    We had a nice paddle this morning.
  4. A slat of a paddleboat's wheel.
  5. A paddlewheel.
  6. A blade of a waterwheel.
  7. (UK) A meandering walk or dabble through shallow water, especially at the seaside.
  8. A kitchen utensil shaped like a paddle and used for mixing, beating etc.
  9. A bat-shaped spanking implement
    The paddle practically ousted the British cane as the spanker's attribute in the independent US
  10. A ping-pong bat.
  11. A flat limb of an aquatic animal, adapted for swimming.
    A sea turtle's paddles make it swim almost as fast as land tortoises are slow
  12. In a sluice, a panel that controls the flow of water.
  13. A group of inerts

Derived terms

Verb

Paddle (third-person singular simple present paddles, present participle paddling, simple past and past participle paddled)

  1. (transitive) To propel something through water with a paddle, oar or hands.
    • 1884: Mark Twain , The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Chapter IX
      Daytimes we paddled all over the island in the canoe,
  2. (intransitive) To row a boat with less than one's full capacity.
  3. (transitive) To spank with a paddle.

Verb

Paddle (third-person singular simple present paddles, present participle paddling, simple past and past participle paddled)

  1. (intransitive) (UK) To walk or dabble playfully in shallow water, especially at the seaside.
  2. To toddle
  3. (archaic) (intransitive) To toy or caress using hands or fingers

Verbs for Paddle

chastise with—; dip—; drag—; guide -with .— ply— propel—; strain at—; thwack with—; whack with—; —brushes; —dab¬bles; —flays; —ploughs; —slides; —smacks; —spanks; —steers; —strikes; —sweeps.

Adverbs for Paddle

noiselessly; desperately; skillfully; deftly; indefatigably; arduously; unerringly; intrepidly.

Thesaurus

agitate, agitator, amble, asperge, barge, beat, beat up, beater, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, birch, bowl along, bundle, cane, catch a crab, churn, churn up, club, clump, convulse, cut a crab, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dew, disarrange, discompose, disquiet, disturb, douche, drag, dress down, droop, eggbeater, excite, feather, feather an oar, ferment, ferule, flax, flog, flounce, flurry, foot, footslog, fret, gait, gallop, give a dressing-down, give way, halt, hide, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, jiggler, jog, jolt, jump, larrup, lather, leather, lick, limp, lock step, lumber, lunge, lurch, mince, mincing steps, moisten, oar, pace, pandybat, peg, perturb, perturbate, piaffe, piaffer, plod, ply the oar, pole, prance, pull, punt, rack, rattan, rile, ripple, rod, roil, roll, roughen, row, row away, row dry, ruffle, ruler, rumple, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle, scull, scuttle, shake, shake up, shaker, shamble, ship oars, shoot, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, sky an oar, slink, slither, slobber, slog, slop, slosh, slouch, slowness, spank, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, stagger, stalk, stamp, steering oar, step, stick, stir, stir up, stomp, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, swagger, swash, sweep, swing, swirl, switch, syringe, tan, thrash, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, tread, trim, trip, trot, trouble, trudge, upset, velocity, vibrator, waddle, wade, walk, wallop, wamble, water, welt, wet, wet down, whale, whip, whip up, whisk, wiggle, wobble, work up

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ædəl

Etymology 1

From Old English padell (1407, "small spade"), from Medieval Latin padela, perhaps from Latin patella "pan, plate", the diminutive of patina

Etymology 2

Recorded since 1530, probably cognate with Low German paddeln "to tramp about," frequent. of padjen "to tramp, to run in short steps," from pad (also in Dutch dialects)

Translations

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German

Verb

Paddle

  1. First-person singular present of paddeln.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of paddeln.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of paddeln.
  4. Imperative singular of paddeln.