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FAD

abbr.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

fad

 (făd)
n.
A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.

[Possibly from fidfad, fussy person, fussy, from fiddle-faddle.]

fad′dism n.
fad′dist n.
fad′dy adj.

fad

(fæd)
n
1. an intense but short-lived fashion; craze
2. a personal idiosyncrasy or whim
[C19: of uncertain origin]
ˈfaddish adj
ˈfaddishness n
ˈfaddism n
ˈfaddist n

FAD

n
(Biochemistry) biochem flavin adenine dinucleotide: an ester of riboflavin with ADP that acts as the prosthetic group for many flavoproteins. See also FMN

fad

(fæd)

n.
a temporary fashion, manner of conduct, etc., esp. one followed enthusiastically by a group.
[1825–35]
fad′dish, adj.
fad′dish•ness, n.
fad′dism, n.
fad′dist, n.
fad′like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fad - an interest followed with exaggerated zealfad - an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

fad

noun craze, fashion, trend, fancy, rage, mode, vogue, whim, mania, affectation He does not believe that environmental concern is a passing fad.

fad

noun
The current custom:
Informal: thing.
Idioms: the in thing, the last word, the latest thing.
Translations
بِدْعَه، موضَه، هَوَس
bláznivý nápadmódamódní výstřelek
dillemodefænomen
divathóbort
įnoringasįnoringumasmados sekimas
modeuntums
módny hit
geçici tutkumoda

fad

[fæd] N (= fashion) → moda f
a passing faduna moda pasajera
it's just a fades la novedad nada más, es una moda pasajera
the fad for Italian clothesla moda de la ropa italiana
he has his fadstiene sus caprichos

fad

[ˈfæd] n (= craze) → engouement m
a passing fad → un engouement passager
a fad for sth → un engouement pour qch
to begin a fad for sth → lancer la mode de qch

fad

nFimmel m, → Tick m (inf); (= fashion)Masche f (inf); it’s just a faddas ist nur ein momentaner Fimmel (inf)or Tick (inf); that’s the latest fashion faddas ist die neuste Modemasche (inf); her latest food fadihr neuester Fimmel in puncto Ernährung (inf); her fad for caviarihr Kaviarfimmel (inf); his fad for wearing an earringsein Tick or Fimmel, einen Ohrring zu tragen (inf)

fad

[fæd] n (fashion) → moda, mania; (personal) → capriccio, mania, fisima

fad

(fad) noun
a temporary fashion; a craze, interest or activity that (some) people follow enthusiastically, but lasts for a short period of time. What's the latest fad in dieting?; a health-food fad.
faddish adjective
faddishness noun
References in classic literature ?
The fad without a name was one which dealt with people's finger marks.
The unusual salary, the curious conditions, the light duties, all pointed to something abnormal, though whether a fad or a plot, or whether the man were a philanthropist or a villain, it was quite beyond my powers to determine.
It's a sort of fad of his to eat nothing but fish, and he's very proud of catching his own.
He was the fad of the hour, the adventurer who had stormed Parnassus while the gods nodded.
It is also true that the natives of the Solomons are a wild lot, with a hearty appetite for human flesh and a fad for collecting human heads.
He was quite willing to satisfy our curiosity, and in a few minutes we learned that the Streak had come in after dark from San Francisco; that this was what might be called the trial trip; and that she was the property of Silas Tate, a young mining millionaire of California, whose fad was high-speed yachts.
The zest for lyric poetry somewhat artificially inaugurated at Court by Wyatt and Surrey seems to have largely subsided, like any other fad, after some years, but it vigorously revived, in much more genuine fashion, with the taste for other imaginative forms of literature, in the last two decades of Elizabeth's reign.
On the contrary, he's as poor as a rat for his position, and apparently without the least ambition to be anything else; certainly he won't enrich himself by making a public fad of what all sensible people are agreed upon as it is.
You see, I became the fashion, or a fad, in a small way.
A fad of his wife's, this, to have only women servants.
Don't be disagreeable and full of ridiculous fads, Sidney dear.
Why, the good woman thinks that I have nothing to do but to write cheques for her silly fads.