gad


1gad

noun \ˈgad\

Definition of GAD

1
:  a chisel or pointed iron or steel bar for loosening ore or rock
2
chiefly dialect :  a long stick

Origin of GAD

Middle English, spike, from Old Norse gaddr; akin to Old English geard rod — more at yard
First Known Use: 1671

Other Dialect Terms

bespoke, boughten, lave, muchacho, nigh, spunk, thunk, toboggan

Rhymes with GAD

2gad

intransitive verb
gad·dedgad·ding

Definition of GAD

:  to be on the go without a specific aim or purpose —usually used with about

Origin of GAD

Middle English gadden
First Known Use: 15th century

3gad

interjection

Definition of GAD

—used as a mild oath

Origin of GAD

euphemism for God
First Known Use: 1608

Gad

noun \ˈgad\

Definition of GAD

:  a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel
Gad·ite \ˈga-ˌdīt\ noun

Origin of GAD

Hebrew Gādh
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Bible Terms

antediluvian, apocalyptic, apocrypha, behemoth

Rhymes with GAD

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