What does the word wad mean?

Usage examples for wad

  1. There were two- and- twenty bags in all in the chest: ten of them full of silver money, eight of them full of gold money, three of them full of gold dust, and one small bag with jewels wrapped up in wad cotton and paper. – Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard I. Pyle
  2. Lord, what a wad o' them!" – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. He had but seated himself when a woman came to the door of the cottage, looked at him for a moment, and probably thinking him, from his bare feet, poorer than he was, said- " Wad ye like a drink?" – Donal Grant by George MacDonald