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  • 1(In the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob and Zilpah.
  • 1.1The tribe of Israel traditionally descended from Gad.

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Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space

There are 4 definitions of Gad in English:

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Syllabification: Gad

Entry from US English dictionary

exclamation

  • Used to express dismay or surprise.

Origin

late 15th century: euphemistic alteration of God.

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verb (gads, gadding, gadded)

[no object] informal
  • Go from place to place in the pursuit of pleasure: he had heard that I was gadding about with an airline stewardess
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    • It is very exciting, but I am here all alone whilst she gads around talking to men with beards.
    • And while you're gadding about, why not visit the biblical-sounding Burning Mountain - which actually is burning, and has been for about a thousand years, ever since an underground coal seam caught fire.
    • With Americans gadding around in high-riding 4WD off-roaders, Puerto Santo Tomás hardly qualifies as remote: If we could make it in our car, it isn't remotely remote.
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Phrases

on (or upon) the gad

archaic On the move: Mrs Charles’s nursery maid is alway upon the gad
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  • As Gloucester says, ‘All this done upon the gad,’ which means in the instant.

Origin

late Middle English: back-formation from obsolete gadling 'wanderer, vagabond', (earlier) 'companion', of Germanic origin.

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exclamation

archaic
  • An expression of surprise or emphatic assertion: By gad! You look young for a doctor!
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    • The host's pretentious huffiness assures you that the blindfolded lady holding the scales is not only implacable and inescapable but - by gad, sir!
    • [One neighbor] expressed the disgust of the others when he remarked, ‘Well, I did play marbles when I was a kid, but by gad this is the first time I've seen men play!’
    • Click on one of the ‘recent posts on PDC Bloggers’ and by gad sir, you get straight through to a perfectly respectable article in the aforementioned perfectly respectable publication.

Origin

late 15th century: euphemistic alteration of God.

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