An example of hade is to lean back in a reclining chair.
An example of hade is the angle from a vein of gold to a vertical line.
Origin of hade
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English had, hed, hod, from Old English hād (“person, individual, character, individuality, degree, rank, order, office, holy office, condition, state, nature, character, form, manner, sex, race, family, tribe, choir”), from Proto-Germanic *haiduz (“appearance, kind”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kāi- (“light, bright, shining”). Cognate with Old Saxon hēd (“consition, rank”), Old High German heit (“person, personality, sex, condition, quality, rank”), Old Norse heiðr ("honour, dignity") (whence Danish hæder (“honour”), Swedish heder (“honour”)), Gothic [script?] (haidus, “way, manner”). Same as -hood.
- From Middle English hadien, hodien, from Old English hādian (“to ordain, consecrate”), from Old English hād (“rank, order, office, holy office”). See above.
- Origin uncertain. Perhaps from a dialectal form of head.