or French Tchad geographical name country N central Africa capital N'Djamena; a republic; until 1959 a territory of French Equatorial Africa area 495,752 square miles (1,288,955 square kilometers), population 5,200,000 • Chadian adjective or noun

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  • chad — /chad/, n. Computers. a small paper disk or square formed when a hole is punched in a punch card or paper tape. [1945 50; orig. uncert.] * * * Chad Introduction Chad Background: Chad, part of France s African holdings until 1960, endured three… …   Universalium

  • Chad — /chad/, n. 1. Lake, a lake in Africa at the junction of four countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. 5000 to 10,000 sq. mi. (13,000 to 26,000 sq. km) (seasonal variation). 2. Official name, Republic of Chad. a republic in N central Africa …   Universalium

  • Chad — Chad1 [chad] n. a masculine name Chad2 [chad] 1. country in NC Africa, south of Libya: formerly a French territory, it became independent in 1960: 495,755 sq mi (1,284,000 sq km); pop. 6,288,000; cap. N Djamena 2. Lake lake mostly in Chad, at the …   English World dictionary

  • Chad — steht für: Chad (Vorname), männlicher Vorname Chad von York, zweiter Bischof von York Chad (Einheit), veraltete Einheit des Neutronenflusses die englische Bezeichnung des afrikanischen Staates Tschad ein indisches Kartenspiel, siehe Spielkarte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chad — chad·ian; neb·u·chad·nez·zar; chad; chad·dar; …   English syllables

  • Chad — Chad, n. See {Shad}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chad — (2) African nation, former French colony (Tchad), independent since 1960, named for Lake Chad, from a local word meaning lake, large expanse of water …   Etymology dictionary

  • chad — [chad] n. [< ?] any of the bits of paper that are separated from a PUNCH CARD in the process of making the holes in it …   English World dictionary

  • Chad — m English: modern spelling of Old English Ceadda, name of a 7th century saint who was for a time archbishop of York. This is of uncertain derivation. The name is comparatively rare, even among Roman Catholics, by whom it is chiefly favoured …   First names dictionary

  • Chad — a country in north central Africa, between Niger and Sudan. Population: 8,707,000 (2001) Capital: N djamena …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chad — Forma adaptada a la ortografía española del nombre de este país de África. No debe usarse en español la forma francesa Tchad. Su gentilicio es chadiano: «El líder chadiano Ueddei, herido grave por los libios» (Abc [Esp.] 2.11.86) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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