Gadding
Gadding Gad"ding, a. & n. Going about much, needlessly or without purpose. [1913 Webster]

Envy is a gadding passion, and walketh the streets. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The good nuns would check her gadding tongue. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Gadding car}, in quarrying, a car which carries a drilling machine so arranged as to drill a line of holes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gadding — Gad Gad, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gadded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gadding}.] [Prob. fr. gad, n., and orig. meaning to drive about.] To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled. The gadding vine. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gadding — Mawdesley Glossary to go visiting frequently, to go often to town …   English dialects glossary

  • gadding — passend, günstig …   Hunsrückisch-Hochdeutsch

  • gadding — gæd v. wander restlessly, travel about, explore …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gadding — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gadding car — Gadding Gad ding, a. & n. Going about much, needlessly or without purpose. [1913 Webster] Envy is a gadding passion, and walketh the streets. Bacon. [1913 Webster] The good nuns would check her gadding tongue. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] {Gadding… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gad — gad1 [gad] vi. gadded, gadding [LME gadden, to hurry, ? back form. < gadeling, companion in arms < OE gædeling: for IE base see GATHER] to wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement n. an act of gadding: chiefly in the …   English World dictionary

  • Journey — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Locomotion by land. < N PARAG:Journey >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 travel travel Sgm: N 1 traveling traveling &c. >V. wayfaring campaigning GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 journey journey excursion …   English dictionary for students

  • Gad — Gad, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gadded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gadding}.] [Prob. fr. gad, n., and orig. meaning to drive about.] To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled. The gadding vine. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gadded — Gad Gad, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gadded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gadding}.] [Prob. fr. gad, n., and orig. meaning to drive about.] To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled. The gadding vine. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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