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lad

 (lăd)
n.
1. A boy or young man.
2. Informal A man of any age; a fellow.

[Middle English ladde, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

lad

(læd)
n
1. a boy or young man
2. informal a familiar form of address for any male
3. a lively or dashing man or youth (esp in the phrase a bit of a lad)
4. a young man whose behaviour is characteristic of male adolescents, esp in being rowdy, macho, or immature
5. (Professions) Brit a boy or man who looks after horses
6. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) Brit a boy or man who looks after horses
[C13 ladde; perhaps of Scandinavian origin]

lad

(læd)

n.
1. a boy or youth; young man.
2. chap; fellow (used as a familiar term of address).
[1250–1300; Middle English ladde, of obscure orig.; compare late Old English Ladda (nickname)]
lad′dish, adj.
lad′hood, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lad - a boy or manlad - a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
dog - informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"
2.lad - a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
boy, male child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"

lad

noun boy, kid (informal), guy (informal), youth, fellow, youngster, chap (informal), juvenile, shaver (informal), nipper (informal), laddie (Scot.), stripling a lad of his age
Translations
صَبي، فتىصَبِيُّ
chlapec
drengfyr
heppukaveri
momak
drengur, strákur
少年
젊은이
puisiszēns
fant
killepojkegossegrabb
เด็กหนุ่ม
chàng trai

lad

[læd] N (= young man, boy) → muchacho m, chico m, chaval m (Sp) , pibe m (S. Cone) , cabro m (Chile) , chavo m (Mex) ; (in stable etc) → mozo m
come on, lads!¡vamos, muchachos!
when I was a ladcuando yo era un muchacho, cuando yo era joven
he's only a ladno es más que un muchacho, es aún muy joven
you need some exercise, my ladtú, chico or muchacho, necesitas hacer algo de ejercicio
he's gone for a drink with the lads (Brit) → ha salido a tomar algo con los muchachos or (Sp) con sus amiguetes
he just wants to be one of the ladslo que quiere es que su círculo de amigos lo acepte
he's a bit of a lad (Brit) (fig) → es un gamberrete, está hecho una buena pieza

lad

[ˈlæd] n
(= child) → garçon m
(= adult) → gars m
(British) (in stable)lad m

lad

nJunge m; (in stable etc) → Bursche m; young ladjunger Mann; listen, ladhör mir mal zu, mein Junge!; when I was a ladals ich ein junger Bursche war; he’s only a lader ist (doch) noch jung, er ist (doch) noch ein Junge; a simple country ladein einfacher Bauernjunge, ein einfacher Junge vom Land; all together, lads, push!alle Mann anschieben!, alle zusammen, Jungs, anschieben!; he’s a bit of a lad (inf)er ist ein ziemlicher Draufgänger; he’s one of the lads (Brit inf) → er gehört dazu; he likes a night out with the lads (Brit inf) → er geht gern mal mit seinen Kumpels weg (inf)

lad

[læd] nragazzo, giovanotto (Brit) (in stable) → mozzo or garzone m di stalla
when I was a lad → quand'ero ragazzo or giovane
come on, lads! → forza, or dai, ragazzi!
a drink with the lads → una bevuta con gli amici
he's a bit of a lad (fam) → è uno a cui piace far bisboccia

lad

(lӕd) noun
a boy or a youth. I knew him when he was a lad.

lad

صَبِيُّ chlapec fyr Bursche παλληκάρι muchacho heppu gars momak ragazzo 少年 젊은이 jongen unggutt chłopak moço, rapaz парень kille เด็กหนุ่ม delikanlı chàng trai 少年
References in classic literature ?
asked Jo, looking at the tall lad, whom she had imagined seventeen already.
Uncas, lad, go down to the canoe, and bring up the big horn; it is all the powder we have left, and we shall need it to the last grain, or I am ignorant of the Mingo nature.
He was, in fact, noted for preferring vicious animals, given to all kinds of tricks which kept the rider in constant risk of his neck, for he held a tractable, wellbroken horse as unworthy of a lad of spirit.
In their gamesome but still serious way, one whispers to the other --"Jack, he's robbed a widow;" or,"Joe, do you mark him; he's a bigamist;" or,"Harry lad, I guess he's the adulterer that broke jail in old Gomorrah, or belike, one of the missing murderers from Sodom.
Then, Tashtego, lad, I'd have ye hold a canakin to the jet, and we'd drink round it
The master stood all this time grave and attentive, but as John finished his speech a broad smile spread over his face, and looking kindly across at James, who all this time had stood still at the door, he said, "James, my lad, set down the oats and come here; I am very glad to find that John's opinion of your character agrees so exactly with my own.
Then he set some one else at a different job, and showed the lad how to place a lard can every time the empty arm of the remorseless machine came to him; and so was decided the place in the universe of little Stanislovas, and his destiny till the end of his days.
The room was soon filled with a motley assemblage, from the old gray-headed patriarch of eighty, to the young girl and lad of fifteen.
The old man began his tale; and presently the lad was asleep in reality; so also were the dogs, and the court, the lackeys, and the files of men-at-arms.
Aye, for sure, dear lad," she answered and she gave his shoulder a soft quick pat.
Well, I tell you now," replied the lad, "I didn't half a quarter like the job till I had this talk with you, John; but there's my hand on it now.
At this moment, the door opened and a young lad with rough brown hair came into the room.