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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
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One, a tall, fair-haired lad in a clean blue coat, was standing over the others.
After being thus left alone, he went in and stretched himself on three chairs that were in the room, when what does he see coming in at the door but a little fair-haired lad.
He saw at first no way in which he could, with safety to himself, wreak vengeance upon Tarzan through the medium of Tarzan's son; but that great possibilities for revenge lay in the boy was apparent to him, and so he determined to cultivate the lad in the hope that fate would play into his hands in some way in the future.
Lad, lad, I tell thee thou must not follow Ahab now.
Aye, for sure, dear lad," she answered and she gave his shoulder a soft quick pat.
Immediately they paired off, lad and lassie, and started down the sandy road.
Indeed, I am sorry to say there was too much reason for this conjecture; the lad having from his earliest years discovered a propensity to many vices, and especially to one which hath as direct a tendency as any other to that fate which we have just now observed to have been prophetically denounced against him: he had been already convicted of three robberies, viz.
Truly," said one of the yeomen, when they had seen the young stranger's face, "I do know that lad right well.
After waiting some minutes, a lad appeared and touched his hat.
March and Meg sat among the apple piles like a pair of Pomonas, sorting the contributions that kept pouring in, while Amy with a beautiful motherly expression in her face sketched the various groups, and watched over one pale lad, who sat adoring her with his little crutch beside him.
This was plainly the archer, for he flourished his bow aloft, and likewise bore a sword at his side, though for all that he looked a mere lad.
The latter, on seeing him, held up his hand, and the lad quickened his pace and came near.