Definition of notepad in English:

notepad

noun

  • 1A pad of blank or ruled pages for writing notes on.

    • ‘The police officer noted down a few notes in his notepad.’
    • ‘No writer, humorous or otherwise, should be without a notepad and pen - trusting an idea to memory is just asking for trouble.’
    • ‘Her face showed no emotion and she quickly jotted down a few notes before tossing her notepad to the side.’
    • ‘It looked as though Sam did a lot of studying because there were pens scattered to every corner of the table and notepads filled with pages and pages of scribbled notes and ideas.’
    • ‘She took out a notepad and a pen, staring silently at the blank page before she began making notes.’
    • ‘This guy in his mid to late twenties greeted us all, gave us notepads to take notes and began to speak.’
    • ‘Both of their yellow notepads were full of notes.’
    • ‘The time I was mugged three of them arrived out an hour after the call and took notes in their notepads.’
    • ‘Laurel waved one hand languidly in the air before pulling a pencil from her bag and jotting notes into a small notepad.’
    • ‘Upstairs in my room in an old science binder is a collection of notepads filled with pages of potential plot lines.’
    • ‘I finished up the recipe and took notes in my notepad for blogging purposes.’
    • ‘She strung the yellow measuring tape around my stomach first, making little notes in a green notepad.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for him, he only had a small notepad and a rather scratchy fountain pen.’
    • ‘The waiter nods, makes another note on his notepad and then departs.’
    • ‘Countless dozens held anti-war placards, banners and notes - some hastily scribbled on school notepads - encouraging passing motorists to honk their horn in support.’
    • ‘The notepad had the names of lots of people on each page with a town at the top.’
    • ‘Kaylee pulled out her sketch notepad and did a little chicken scratch drawing of a person sitting in thought.’
    • ‘I take notes pretty frequently on notepads, but I almost never write entire stories by longhand.’
    • ‘During a room clean up exercise, a notepad I used in England was found.’
    • ‘The front seats were littered with various scripts, lists and notepads, all covered in scribbles and yellow post it notes.’
    notebook, writing pad, memo pad, jotter, tablet, block, sketch pad, sketchbook
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    1. 1.1 A pocket-sized computer in which the user inputs text by writing with a stylus on the screen.
      • ‘IBM will on Monday unveil a machine in its ThinkPad range which will come with an integrated digital notepad.’
      • ‘It has a digital notepad attached, for making handwritten notes.’
      • ‘Slightly shorter and had more fat, the newcomer greeted his friend and handed over the unfamiliar electronic notepads.’
      • ‘Cherry leaned over to peak at the calculations he had scrawled on a computer notepad, which made absolutely no sense to her at all.’
      • ‘Lynch scribbles on a digital notepad attached to a laptop wedged between them.’
      • ‘She walked into the office and dropped her notepad and stylus lightly on the counter.’
      • ‘Clea strapped on an apron over her uniform and pulled out her electronic notepad.’
      • ‘Serena watched him consult his electronic notepad then head for the door of the hotel room.’
      • ‘But one of its innovations did make it, and made it on time: the notepad computer.’
      • ‘If a page becomes surplus to requirements then the paper version can be torn from the pad and the digital version erased from the notepad by using the X key.’
      • ‘Duvall produced an electronic notepad and began tapping on it as he answered.’
      • ‘Rob returned to his quarters an hour later to find Sollain standing outside, clutching an electronic notepad in his clawed hand.’
      • ‘Wireless networking and notepads (used by 65 per cent of staff) are also important.’
      • ‘Reaching into her bag on the floor, she pulled out her computerized notepad.’
      • ‘The analysts reckon consumer demand for laptops and notepads was behind the modest upturn.’
      • ‘Magdalena tapped the stylus against the notepad, her brow furrowed, and her dark eyes narrowed.’
      • ‘Seven computer makers are offering this new breed of laptop PC with screens that double as electronic notepads.’
      • ‘Plasma displays are used in products such as large flat screen televisions, whereas LCD panels are more suited to smaller TVs as well as the monitors in notepads and personal computers, explained the spokesperson from Fujitsu.’
      • ‘She smiled once again, and looked down at the digital notepad.’
      • ‘Each of them would be exactly the equivalent of your current computer screen, just like notepad computers.’

Pronunciation

notepad

/ˈnəʊtpad/