Associations to the word «Gad»


GAD, interjection. An exclamatory interjection roughly equivalent to 'by God', 'goodness gracious', 'for goodness' sake'.
GAD, verb. (intransitive) To move from one location to another in an apparently random and frivolous manner.
GAD, noun. A sharp-pointed object; a goad.
GAD, noun. (obsolete) A metal bar.
GAD, noun. A pointed metal tool for breaking or chiselling rock, especially in mining.
GAD, noun. (dated) (metallurgy) An indeterminate measure of metal produced by a furnace, perhaps equivalent to the bloom, perhaps weighing around 100 pounds.
GAD, noun. A spike on a gauntlet; a gadling.
GAD, noun. (UK) (US) (dialect) A rod or stick, such as a fishing rod, a measuring rod, or a rod used to drive cattle with.
GAD, proper noun. The seventh son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Zilpah.
GAD, proper noun. One of the Israelite tribes mentioned in the Torah, descended from Gad.
GAD, proper noun. A male given name
GAD, acronym. Generalized anxiety disorder

Dictionary definition

GAD, noun. An anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months.
GAD, noun. A sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on".
GAD, verb. Wander aimlessly in search of pleasure.

Wise words

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Winston Churchill