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Gad is sometimes a misspelling of god.

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Definition of the noun gad

What does gad mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gads

  1. 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
  2. a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of gad: spur
    • more generic words: goad / prod = a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
    • part of: boot = footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
    • part: rowel = a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur

Alternative definition of the noun gad


  1. A sharp-pointed object; a goad.
  2. [obsolete] A metal bar.
  3. A pointed metal tool for breaking or chiselling rock, especially in mining.
  4. [dated, metallurgy] An indeterminate measure of metal produced by a furnace, perhaps equivalent to the bloom, perhaps weighing around 100 pounds.

Definition of the verb gad

What does gad mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gadded, gadding

  1. wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

Alternative definition of the verb gad


  1. To move from one location to another in an apparently random manner.

Other definitions of gad

What does gad also mean?


  1. An exclamatory interjection roughly equivalent to 'by God', 'goodness gracious', 'for goodness' sake'.


  1. Gad was, according to the Book of Genesis, the first son of Jacob and Zilpah, the seventh of Jacob overall, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Gad; however some Biblical scholars view this as postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation. The text of the Torah argues that the name of Gad means luck/fortunate, in Hebrew, deriving from a root meaning cut/divide, in the sense of divided out; classical rabbinical literature argues that the name was a prophetic reference to the manna; some Biblical scholars suspect that refers to a deity originally worshipped by the tribe, namely Gad, the semitic deity of fortune, who, according to the Book of Isaiah, was still worshipped by certain Hebrews during the 6th century BC.
  2. Gad was a seer or prophet in the Hebrew Bible. He was one of the personal prophets of King David of Israel and some of his writings are believed to be included in the Books of Samuel. He is first mentioned in 1 Samuel 22:5 telling David to return to the land of Judah.
    • profession: Prophet
  3. Gad a.k.a. Gad Beck: Gerhard "Gad" Beck was an educator, author, activist, and survivor of the Holocaust.

There are other people with in their name, like Ava Gad, Dodo Gad, Emma Gad, Gad Levy, Gad Roll, Gad Saad, Jens Gad, Josh Gad, Toby Gad and many others.


  1. GAD a.k.a. GAD. are a Greek independent alternative rock band with electronic and melodic features. It was formed in 2005 and gained wide recognition with the radio hit "The End of the Road" which was followed by the hits "Waves" and "Big Brown Eyes". All their songs are in English, with influences from Joy Division, Interpol, She Wants Revenge, Stereo Nova and Röyksopp. The name of the band stands for generalized anxiety disorder, with a member stating: "'s about an illness that more or less had tormented some members of the band...".
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  2. GAD is a musical group.


GAD is a shareholder, asset owner, organization founder.

  • also known as GAD eG


  1. Gad is a fictional character from BloodSpell.
  2. Gad is a fictional character from the 1986 film Dawn.

There are other characters with in their name, like Urban Gad.


  1. Gad is a former unincorporated community in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. The community was located on McKee's Creek, but was purchased by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of Summersville Lake.
  2. Gad a.k.a. Northeast Alabama Regional Airport is a public use airport located four nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Gadsden, a city in Etowah County, Alabama, United States. It is owned by Gadsden Airport Authority and it was previously known as Gadsden Municipal Airport. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation facility. The airport formerly had scheduled passenger service.

There are other places with in their name, like Baal-gad.


  1. Gad was the name of the pan-Semitic god of fortune, and is attested in ancient records of Aram and Arabia. Gad is also mentioned by the Book of Isaiah, as having been worshipped by a number of Hebrews during the babylonian captivity. Gad apparently differed from the god of destiny, who was known as Meni. The root verb in Gad means cut or divide, and from this comes the idea of fate being meted out.
  2. Gad a.k.a. The Gaddang language is spoken by up to 30,000 speakers in the Philippines, particularly along the Magat and upper Cagayan rivers in the Region II provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Isabela and by overseas migrants to countries in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, in the Middle East, UK and the U.S.A.. Most Gaddang speakers also speak Ilocano, the lingua franca of Northern Luzon, as well as Tagalog and English. Gaddang is associated with the "Christianized Gaddang" people, and is closely related to the highland tongues of Ga'dang with 6,000 speakers, Cagayan Agta with less than 1,000 and Atta with 2,000, and more distantly to Ibanag, Itawis, Yogad, Isneg and Malaweg.
    • also known as Cagayan
  3. Gad is a fast food chain that is based in Egypt. Gad specializes in preparing local favorites that are meant to be eaten on the go; few of their outlets have seating. Gad serves falafel, fuul, and shwarmas.
  4. Gad a.k.a. SCO3416 is a gene.
  5. Gad a.k.a. glutamate decarboxylase 1 (brain, 67kDa) is a gene.
    • also known as glutamate decarboxylase 1 (brain, 67kD); glutamate decarboxylase 1

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gad

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Google previewCBT For Anxiety Disorders (2013)

A Practitioner Book by Gregoris Simos, Stefan G. Hofmann

Yet GAD is a relatively common disorder, both in community and clinical samples . In epidemiological studies, the disorder ranges from 2 to 4% for 12-month prevalence rates and from 4 to 7% for lifetime prevalence among the general ...

Google previewTraumatic Brain Injury (2003)

Rehabilitation, Treatment, and Case Management, Second Edition by Mark J. Ashley

GAD is a soluble enzyme found in cytoplasm and GABA-T is a mitochondrial enzyme.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

Postpartum Generalized Anxiety Disorder GAD is an anxiety disorder in which a person experiences uncontrollable worry ...

Google previewThe Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare (2013)

by Danielle Schultz Dresden, MEd, CRC, Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr., PhD, CRC, Kimberly McCrone Wickert, MRC, CRC

Anxiety is the main symptom of several different conditions including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder. Anxiety is known to be a common condition among individuals with dementia. GAD is a disorder that is characterized ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition

Gad directed David to build an altar to the Lord on that very spot. After David had offered sacrifices, the plague was stopped (2 Sam. 24:10 – 25; 1 Chr. 21). In addition, Gad is said to have written a document recording the life and activities of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M.

Bruce D Anderson,Ann de Peyster, ShayneC Gad, PerttiJHakkinen, Michael A Kamrin, BettyJ Locey, HariharaM Mehendale, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Scripture Proper Names: wherein the words are accentuated ... To which are prefixed remarks respecting the pronunciation, etymology, and accentuation of the English language. [With a prefatory letter by A. Clarke.] (1808)

by James CREIGHTON, Adam Clarke

GAD.A'RA: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emotion (2010)

by Gretchen Reevy, Yvette Malamud Ozer, Yuri Ito

Generalized Anxiety Disorder People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) suffer from chronic and pervasive anxiety and worries about all-encompassing life situations. According to criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ...

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Du aad og drak, var sjelden glad,
Gik dine Støvlehæle skjæve,
Tilsidst Du Døden ønske gad -
Til Straf skal Du nu evig leve!
(Hans Christian Andersen)
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Scrabble value of G2A1D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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