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Gad 1

 (găd)
In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

Gad 2

 (găd)
interj.
Used to express surprise or dismay.

[Alteration of God.]

gad 1

 (găd)
intr.v. gad·ded, gad·ding, gads
To move about restlessly or with little purpose, especially in search of pleasure or amusement. See Synonyms at wander.

[Middle English gadden, to hurry.]

gad′der n.

gad 2

 (găd)
n.
1. A pointed tool, such as a spike or chisel, used for breaking rock or ore.
2. Archaic A goad, as for prodding cattle.
tr.v. gad·ded, gad·ding, gads
To break up (ore, for example) with a gad.

[Middle English, from Old Norse gaddr.]

gad

(ɡæd)
vb, gads, gadding or gadded
(intr; often foll by about or around) to go out in search of pleasure, esp in an aimless manner; gallivant
n
carefree adventure (esp in the phrase on or upon the gad)
[C15: back formation from obsolete gadling companion, from Old English, from gæd fellowship; related to Old High German gatuling]
ˈgadder n

gad

(ɡæd)
n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) mining a short chisel-like instrument for breaking rock or coal from the face
2. a goad for driving cattle
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a western US word for spur1
vb, gads, gadding or gadded
(Mining & Quarrying) (tr) mining to break up or loosen with a gad
[C13: from Old Norse gaddr spike; related to Old High German gart, Gothic gazds spike]

Gad

(ɡæd)
n, interj
an archaic euphemism for God: by Gad!.

Gad

(ɡæd)
n
1. (Bible)
a. Jacob's sixth son, whose mother was Zilpah, Leah's maid
b. the Israelite tribe descended from him
c. the territory of this tribe, lying to the east of the Jordan and extending southwards from the Sea of Galilee
2. (Bible) a prophet and admonisher of David (I Samuel 22; II Samuel 24)

gad1

(gæd)

v.i. gad•ded, gad•ding. a
to move aimlessly from one place to another in search of pleasure or amusement: to gad about.
[1425–75; late Middle English]

gad2

(gæd)

n.
1. a goad for driving cattle.
2. a pointed mining tool for breaking up rock, coal, etc.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old Norse gaddr spike]

gad

(gæd)

interj.
(used as a mild oath.)
[1600–10; euphemism for God]

Gad

(gæd)

n.
1. a son of Jacob and Zilpah. Gen. 30:11.
2. one of the twelve tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.

gad


Past participle: gadded
Gerund: gadding

Imperative
gad
gad
Present
I gad
you gad
he/she/it gads
we gad
you gad
they gad
Preterite
I gadded
you gadded
he/she/it gadded
we gadded
you gadded
they gadded
Present Continuous
I am gadding
you are gadding
he/she/it is gadding
we are gadding
you are gadding
they are gadding
Present Perfect
I have gadded
you have gadded
he/she/it has gadded
we have gadded
you have gadded
they have gadded
Past Continuous
I was gadding
you were gadding
he/she/it was gadding
we were gadding
you were gadding
they were gadding
Past Perfect
I had gadded
you had gadded
he/she/it had gadded
we had gadded
you had gadded
they had gadded
Future
I will gad
you will gad
he/she/it will gad
we will gad
you will gad
they will gad
Future Perfect
I will have gadded
you will have gadded
he/she/it will have gadded
we will have gadded
you will have gadded
they will have gadded
Future Continuous
I will be gadding
you will be gadding
he/she/it will be gadding
we will be gadding
you will be gadding
they will be gadding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gadding
you have been gadding
he/she/it has been gadding
we have been gadding
you have been gadding
they have been gadding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gadding
you will have been gadding
he/she/it will have been gadding
we will have been gadding
you will have been gadding
they will have been gadding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gadding
you had been gadding
he/she/it had been gadding
we had been gadding
you had been gadding
they had been gadding
Conditional
I would gad
you would gad
he/she/it would gad
we would gad
you would gad
they would gad
Past Conditional
I would have gadded
you would have gadded
he/she/it would have gadded
we would have gadded
you would have gadded
they would have gadded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.GAD - an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
2.gad - a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
goad, prod - a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
rowel - a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur
Verb1.gad - wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
rove, stray, roam, vagabond, wander, swan, ramble, range, drift, tramp, cast, roll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"

gad

verb (usually with about or around) gallivant, wander, roam, run around, ramble, rove, range, go walkabout (Austral.), stravaig (Scot. & Northern English dialect) Don't think I'll just wait here for you while you gad about.

gad

verb
To move about at random, especially over a wide area:
Translations
يَتَجَوَّل دون هَدَف
potulovat se
farteføjte
slæpast, flækjast
šlaistytis
klaiņot apkārtslaistīties
eğlence peşinde koşmak

gad

1 [gæd] VI to gad aboutcallejear, salir de picos pardos

gad

2 (o.f.) [gæd] EXCL (also by gad) → ¡cáspita!

gad

interj (by) gad! (old)bei Gott! (old)

gad

(gӕd) past tense, past participle ˈgadded: gad about/around verb
to go around to one place after another (usually in order to amuse oneself). She's forever gadding about now that the children are at school.
References in classic literature ?
Tricked by Gad, that's what I was, tricked by life and made a fool of," he said in a low voice.
By gad, ye have to fight for the Queen in the inside av a fortnight, my darlin'"
Then Joshua began his terrible raid, and from Jericho clear to this Baal- Gad, he swept the land like the Genius of Destruction.
Anne had her little domain in the speckless order one would expect of anyone brought up by Marilla Cuthbert, and felt that she could gad shoreward with a clear conscience.
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Let me confirm to you a million times that this is a direct cause of the current floods crisis," Gad commented.
The Wrap reports that Gad has been casted to play the role of Doug, the would-be groom who "fabricates" about his best men as well as nine groomsmen.
Therefore, anger and GAD may be two manifestations of the same biased thought process.
Most of states in India have more than one GAD offices.
While external electronic security measures such as video cameras and security alarms are a 'nice to have' element," says Gad, "they serve as more of a post-mortem than an effective deterrent.