I. noun (plural scad; also scads) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1602 any of several carangid fishes (especially of the genus Decapterus) II. noun Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect scald a multitude Date: 1869 a large number or quantity — usually used in plural <
scads of money

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  • Scad — Scad, n. [Gael. & Ir. sgadan a herring.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small carangoid fish ({Trachurus saurus}) abundant on the European coast, and less common on the American. The name is applied also to several allied species. (b) The goggler; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scad — scad·dle; scad; …   English syllables

  • scad — ☆ scad scad1 [skad] n. pl. scad or scads [akin to SHAD] any of various edible jack fishes (esp. genus Decapterus) scad2 [skad] n. [< ?] [usually pl.] Informal a very large number or amount [scads of money] …   English World dictionary

  • scad — (n.) c.1600, Cornish name for a type of fish abundant on the British coast; perhaps a variant of SHAD (Cf. shad) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scad — scad1 /skad/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) scad, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) scads. 1. any carangid fish of the genus Decapterus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical shore waters. 2. any of several related carangid fishes, as… …   Universalium

  • Scad — Recorded in several spellings including Skade, Skaid, Scad, Scade, Sked, and in the 17th century, Scud, this is a Scottish surname from the Highlands region. It is a derivation of the pre 8th century Norse Viking word skeid meaning a racecourse,… …   Surnames reference

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  • scad — Friar Fri ar, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[ e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SCAD — L Oréal Logo de L’Oréal Création 30 juillet 1909 (Société française de teintures inoffensives pour cheveux) Dates clés 1939 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scad — noun a) any of several fish, of the family Carangidae, from the western Atlantic b) a large number or quantity (usually used in the plural) …   Wiktionary

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