Complete Definition of "gad"

see|Gad
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/gæd/
:rhymes|æd

Etymology 1
Taboo deformation of term|God.

Interjection
en-intj

  1. An exclamatory interjection roughly equivalent to 'by God', 'goodness gracious', 'for goodness' sake'.

#:1905 That's the trouble -- it was too easy for you -- you got reckless -- thought you could turn me inside out, and chuck me in the gutter like an empty purse. But, by gad, that ain't playing fair: that's dodging the rules of the game. â Edith Wharton, House of Mirth.

Etymology 2
ME. term|gadden||to hurry, to rush about|lang=enm.

Verb
en-verb|gadd|ing

  1. To move from one location to another in an apparently random manner; often as phrasal verb gad about.

#:1852' "This, I suppose, is the virgin who abideth still in the house with you. She is not given, I hope, to gadding overmuch, nor to vain and foolish decorations of her person with ear-rings and finger-rings, and crisping-pins: for such are unprofitable, yea, abominable. â Alice Cary, Clovernook ....

Etymology 3
From ON. term|gaddr|lang=non.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A sharp-pointed object; a goad.

#:December 17, 1885 Twain finds his voice after a short search for it and when he impels it forward it is a good, strong, steady voice in harness until the driver becomes absent-minded, when it stops to rest, and then the gad must be used to drive it on again. â Detroit Free Press.

  1. A pointed metal tool for breaking or chiselling rock, especially in mining.

#*2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 327:
#*:Frank was able to keep his eyes open long enough to check his bed with a miner's gad and douse the electric lamp

  1. obsolete A wedge-shaped billet of iron or steel.
  2. An old English indeterminate measure of metal produced by a furnace, perhaps equivalent to the bloom, perhaps weighing around 100 pounds.

#:1957 Twice a day a <b>'gad'</b> of iron, i.e., a bloom weighing 1 cwt. was produced, which took from six to seven hours. &mdash; H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 146.


Bosnian

Noun
bs-noun|g=m|gadovi

  1. A repulsive person
  2. scoundrel
  3. cad
  4. asshole

Croatian

Noun
hr-noun|g=m|gadovi

  1. A repulsive person
  2. scoundrel
  3. cad
  4. asshole

Declension
hr-decl-noun
|gad|gadovi
|gada|gadova
|gadu|gadovima
|gada|gadove
|gade|gadovi
|gadu|gadovima
|gadom|gadovima


Navajo

Pronunciation
IPA|[kÉÌt]~[kÉ£ÉÌt]

Noun
infl|nv|noun

  1. juniper, cedar

Serbian

Noun
sr-noun|g=m|gadovi

  1. A repulsive person
  2. scoundrel
  3. cad
  4. asshole

Cyrillic spelling
гад#Serbian|гад


Torres Strait Creole

Noun
infl|tcs|noun

  1. (eastern dialect) An immature coconut.

Usage notes
Gad or smol koknat is the third stage of coconut growth. It is preceded by giru (eastern dialect) or musu koknat (western dialect), and followed by kopespes.


Veps

Noun
gad

  1. snake

Category:Veps nouns
Category:vep:Animals

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