Definition of hade in English:

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Pronunciation: /hād/


The inclination of a mineral vein or fault from the vertical.


[no object]
(Of a shaft, vein, or fault) incline from the vertical: it was hading eighteen inches for every fathom in depth
More example sentences
  • We dropped down to a lower level were we encountered a hading (inclined from the vertical) fault plane which was rather awkward and tiring as we were walking at an angle!
  • After a short while we entered a fine hading rift, which we followed until the way on, became too low.
  • Down to the right a small hole disappears into a hading rift.


Late 17th century: perhaps a dialect form of the verb head.

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Syllabification: hade

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