gad
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, spike, from Old Norse gaddr; akin to Old English geard rod — more at yard Date: 1671 1. a chisel or pointed iron or steel bar for loosening ore or rock 2. chiefly dialect a long stick II. intransitive verb (gadded; gadding) Etymology: Middle English gadden Date: 15th century to be on the go without a specific aim or purpose — usually used with about III. interjection Etymology: euphemism for God Date: 1608 — used as a mild oath

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  • Gad — • A proper name which designates in the Bible, (I), a patriarch; (II), a tribe of Israel; (III), a prophet; (IV), a pagan deity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gad     Gad      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • GAD — (Heb. גָּד, fortune cf. Gen. 30:11), a deity of fortune, equivalent in function and meaning to the Greek Tyché and Latin Fortuna. In Isaiah 65:11 Gad is mentioned together with Meni as the beneficiary of a food offering: Who prepare a table for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GAD — (Heb. גָּד), one of the 12 tribes of Israel, tracing its descent to Gad, a son of Jacob, borne to him by Zilpah, the maidservant of Leah (Gen. 30:10–11). The tribe was comprised of seven large families, the Zephonites, Haggites, Shunites, Oznites …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GAD — steht für: GAD (Unternehmen) (GAD eG), den IT Dienstleister der nord und westdeutschen Genossenschaftsbanken Gastronomische Akademie Deutschlands e.V. Gender and Development, einen soziologischen Ausdruck Generalisierte Angststörung (generalized… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gad — can refer to:*Gad (deity), the pan Semitic deity of fortune worshipped during the Babylonian captivity *An abbreviation for the chemical element Gadolinium, or its oxide Gadolinia *The word Gad replaces God in many of The Far Side comic strips by …   Wikipedia

  • Gad — (del hebreo: גד ; suerte ) es uno de los profetas de la corte del Rey David (1010 970) durante el reino unificado de Israel. Se conoce muy poco de la biografía de este profeta sin libro propio. Parece cercano al entorno de la corte de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gad- Ⅱ — *gad germ., Adjektiv: nhd. zugehörig, passend; ne. suitable; Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., afries., ahd.; Etymologie: vergleiche idg. *gʰedʰ , *gʰodʰ …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Gad — Gad, n. [OE. gad, Icel. gaddr goad, sting; akin to Sw. gadd sting, Goth. gazds, G. gerte switch. See {Yard} a measure.] 1. The point of a spear, or an arrowhead. [1913 Webster] 2. A pointed or wedge shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gad — (Bible) Gad (en hébreu: גד bonheur) est, dans la Bible, le septième fils de Jacob et le premier fils de la servante de son épouse Léa, Zilpa  : Léa, s étant trouvée dans l incapacité d enfanter, donna Zilpa pour femme à Jacob, une pratique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

  • Gad — /gad/, interj. (used as a mild oath.) Also, gad. [1600 10; euphemism for GOD] /gad/, n. 1. a son of Zilpah. Gen. 30:11. 2. one of the twelve tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him. 3. a Hebrew prophet and chronicler of the court of… …   Universalium

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