Definition of notepad in English:

notepad

noun

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

    • ‘I finished up the recipe and took notes in my notepad for blogging purposes.’
    • ‘This guy in his mid to late twenties greeted us all, gave us notepads to take notes and began to speak.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for him, he only had a small notepad and a rather scratchy fountain pen.’
    • ‘The police officer noted down a few notes in his notepad.’
    • ‘The notepad had the names of lots of people on each page with a town at the top.’
    • ‘No writer, humorous or otherwise, should be without a notepad and pen - trusting an idea to memory is just asking for trouble.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Kaylee pulled out her sketch notepad and did a little chicken scratch drawing of a person sitting in thought.’
    • ‘Upstairs in my room in an old science binder is a collection of notepads filled with pages of potential plot lines.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The front seats were littered with various scripts, lists and notepads, all covered in scribbles and yellow post it notes.’
    • ‘She took out a notepad and a pen, staring silently at the blank page before she began making notes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She strung the yellow measuring tape around my stomach first, making little notes in a green notepad.’
    • ‘Laurel waved one hand languidly in the air before pulling a pencil from her bag and jotting notes into a small notepad.’
    • ‘Both of their yellow notepads were full of notes.’
    • ‘Her face showed no emotion and she quickly jotted down a few notes before tossing her notepad to the side.’
    • ‘The time I was mugged three of them arrived out an hour after the call and took notes in their notepads.’
    notebook, notepad, writing pad, memo pad, jotter, tablet, block, sketch pad, sketchbook
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    1. 1.1A pocket-sized computer in which the user inputs text by writing with a stylus on the screen.
      • ‘But one of its innovations did make it, and made it on time: the notepad computer.’
      • ‘Serena watched him consult his electronic notepad then head for the door of the hotel room.’
      • ‘Reaching into her bag on the floor, she pulled out her computerized notepad.’
      • ‘She walked into the office and dropped her notepad and stylus lightly on the counter.’
      • ‘Lynch scribbles on a digital notepad attached to a laptop wedged between them.’
      • ‘Each of them would be exactly the equivalent of your current computer screen, just like notepad computers.’
      • ‘Clea strapped on an apron over her uniform and pulled out her electronic notepad.’
      • ‘Magdalena tapped the stylus against the notepad, her brow furrowed, and her dark eyes narrowed.’
      • ‘Rob returned to his quarters an hour later to find Sollain standing outside, clutching an electronic notepad in his clawed hand.’
      • ‘Slightly shorter and had more fat, the newcomer greeted his friend and handed over the unfamiliar electronic notepads.’
      • ‘IBM will on Monday unveil a machine in its ThinkPad range which will come with an integrated digital notepad.’
      • ‘She smiled once again, and looked down at the digital notepad.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Wireless networking and notepads (used by 65 per cent of staff) are also important.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The analysts reckon consumer demand for laptops and notepads was behind the modest upturn.’
      • ‘Duvall produced an electronic notepad and began tapping on it as he answered.’
      • ‘Seven computer makers are offering this new breed of laptop PC with screens that double as electronic notepads.’
      • ‘It has a digital notepad attached, for making handwritten notes.’
      • ‘Cherry leaned over to peak at the calculations he had scrawled on a computer notepad, which made absolutely no sense to her at all.’

Pronunciation:

notepad

/ˈnəʊtpad/