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gad

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noun \ˈgad\

Definition of gad

  1. 1 :  a chisel or pointed iron or steel bar for loosening ore or rock

  2. 2 chiefly dialectal :  a long stick

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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

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gadding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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

  1. —used as a mild oath

Origin and Etymology of gad

euphemism for God


Gad

play
noun \ˈgad\

Definition of Gad

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

Gadite

play \ˈga-ˌdīt\ noun

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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

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gadding

  1. :  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

  1. generalized anxiety disorder



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