Synonyms for paddle

Synonyms for (noun) paddle

Synonyms: paddle, boat paddle

Definition: a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat

Similar words: oar

Definition: an implement used to propel or steer a boat


Synonyms: paddle

Definition: an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board

Similar words: instrument of punishment

Definition: an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person


Synonyms: paddle

Definition: a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

Similar words: blade, vane

Definition: flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water


Synonyms: paddle

Definition: small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games

Similar words: bat

Definition: a club used for hitting a ball in various games

Synonyms for (verb) paddle

Synonyms: paddle

Definition: stir with a paddle

Similar words: stir

Definition: move an implement through

Usage: stir the soup; stir my drink; stir the soil


Synonyms: paddle, spank, larrup

Definition: give a spanking to; subject to a spanking

Similar words: work over, beat, beat up

Definition: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

Usage: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night; The teacher used to beat the students


Synonyms: paddle, dodder, waddle, toddle, totter, coggle

Definition: walk unsteadily

Usage: small children toddle

Similar words: walk

Definition: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

Usage: Walk, don't run!; We walked instead of driving; She walks with a slight limp; The patient cannot walk yet; Walk over to the cabinet


Synonyms: paddle

Definition: propel with a paddle

Usage: paddle your own canoe

Similar words: boat

Definition: ride in a boat on water


Synonyms: paddle

Definition: swim like a dog in shallow water

Similar words: swim

Definition: travel through water

Usage: We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore; a big fish was swimming in the tank


Synonyms: dabble, paddle, splash around

Definition: play in or as if in water, as of small children

Similar words: play

Definition: be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

Usage: The kids were playing outside all day; I used to play with trucks as a little girl