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gad

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noun \ ˈgad \

Definition of gad

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

Origin and Etymology of gad

Middle English, "spike, goad, metal bar," borrowed from Old Norse gaddr "goad, spike," going back to Germanic *gazda- "stick, rod, goad" — more at 4yard

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gad

verb

Definition of gad

gadded; gadding
intransitive verb
:to be on the go without a specific aim or purpose usually used with about

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Origin and Etymology of gad

Middle English gadden, of obscure origin


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gad

interjection

Definition of gad

used as a mild oath

Origin and Etymology of gad

euphemism for God


Gad

play
noun \ ˈgad \

Definition of Gad

:a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

Gadite

play \ˈga-ˌdīt\ noun

Origin and Etymology of gad

Hebrew Gādh


GAD

abbreviation

Definition of GAD



GAD Defined for Kids

gad

play
verb \ ˈgad \

Definition of gad for Students

gadded; gadding
:to wander or roam from place to place
  • … we went gadding along, dropping in here and there …
  • —Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee

Medical Dictionary

GAD

abbreviation

medical Definition of GAD

generalized anxiety disorder


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