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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Taboo deformation of God.

Interjection

gad

  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. — Edith Wharton, House of Mirth.

Etymology 2

Middle English gadden (to hurry, to rush about).

Verb

Infinitive
to gad

Third person singular
gadd

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to gad (third-person singular simple present gadd, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  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. — Alice Cary, Clovernook ....

Etymology 3

From Old Norse gaddr.

Noun

Singular
gad

Plural
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  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.Detroit Free Press.
  2. 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
  3. (obsolete) A wedge-shaped billet of iron or steel.
  4. 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 'gad' of iron, i.e., a bloom weighing 1 cwt. was produced, which took from six to seven hours. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 146.

Bosnian

Noun

gad m (plural gadovi)

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

Croatian

Noun

gad m (plural gadovi)

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

Declension


Navajo

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [kɑ̀t]~[kɣɑ̀t]

Noun

gad

  1. juniper, cedar

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

gad m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|gad]]

  1. a reptile

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative gad gady
Genitive gada gadów
Dative gadowi gadom
Accusative gada gady
Instrumental gadem gadami
Locative gadzie gadach
Vocative gadzie gady

Serbian

Noun

gad m. (plural gadovi) (Cyrillic spelling гад)

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

Torres Strait Creole

Noun

gad

  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

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