intransitive verbgad′ded, gad′ding
Origin of gadLate Middle English gadden, to hurry, uncertain or unknown; perhaps back-formation from gadeling, companion in arms from Old English gædeling: for Indo-European base see gather
- any of several chisel-like or pointed bars used in mining
Origin of gadMiddle English gadd from Old Norse gaddr, influenced, influence in sense by Old English gad (see goad); akin to Gothic gazds, thorn from Indo-European base an unverified form ?hasto-, rod, pole from source yard, Classical Latin hasta, rod, shaft
transitive verbgad′ded, gad′ding
Origin of Gadeuphemism for God
- Jacob's seventh son, whose mother was Zilpah: Gen. 30:11
- the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:24
Origin of GadClassical Hebrew (language) gad, literally , good fortune
intransitive verbgad·ded, gad·ding, gads
Origin of gadMiddle English gadden to hurry
- A pointed tool, such as a spike or chisel, used for breaking rock or ore.
- Archaic A goad, as for prodding cattle.
transitive verbgad·ded, gad·ding, gads
Origin of gadMiddle English from Old Norse gaddr
Origin of GadAlteration of God
- generalized anxiety disorder
Old Testament Hebrew גד (gad, “luck”), a son of Jacob.