Gad definition

găd
In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
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A goad, as for prodding cattle.
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Used to express surprise or dismay.
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To wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement.
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An act of gadding.
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Any of several chisel-like or pointed bars used in mining.
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To break up or loosen (ore) with a gad.
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Used to express surprise, disgust, etc.: a mild oath.
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(proper) The tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:24
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Generalized anxiety disorder.
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The seventh son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Zilpah.
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One of the Israelite tribes mentioned in the Torah, descended from Gad.
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A male given name.
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(person, proper) Jacob's seventh son, whose mother was Zilpah: Gen. 30:11
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To move about restlessly or with little purpose, especially in search of pleasure or amusement.
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A pointed tool, such as a spike or chisel, used for breaking rock or ore.
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To break up (ore, for example) with a gad.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gad
Plural:
gads

Origin of gad

  • Middle English from Old Norse gaddr

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English gadden to hurry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of God

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old Testament Hebrew גד (gad, “luck”), a son of Jacob.

    From Wiktionary