dad

Definitions

  • Slipped It Down the Back of Dad's Pants 057
    Slipped It Down the Back of Dad's Pants 057
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dad an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Waiter Brought Dad the Check 063 The Waiter Brought Dad the Check 063
I Am Sorry for Dad, Because he Holds More Than I Do 074 I Am Sorry for Dad, Because he Holds More Than I Do 074
Dad Rolled off over the Bowsprit 128 Dad Rolled off over the Bowsprit 128
Dad Drove the Dukes out 135 Dad Drove the Dukes out 135
Dad Was a Sight when We Found Him in Jail 155 Dad Was a Sight when We Found Him in Jail 155
Dad Got Down on his Knees and Tried to Say a Prayer 178 Dad Got Down on his Knees and Tried to Say a Prayer 178
Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188 Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188
The Man Rolled Dad over and he Was a Sight 210 The Man Rolled Dad over and he Was a Sight 210

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Charlie Brown's dad was a barber.
    • n Dad dăd Father; -- a word sometimes used by children. "I was never so bethumped with words,
      Since I first called my brother's father dad ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Per a "Newsweek" poll, 49 percent of American fathers described themselves as better parents than their dads.
    • n dad A father; papa.
    • dad To dash; throw; scatter.
    • dad In coal-mining, to mix (fire-damp) with atmospheric air to such an extent that it becomes incapable of exploding.
    • dad To fall forcibly.
    • n dad A lump; a large piece: as, a dad of bread.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dad father, a word used by children
    • v.t Dad dad to throw against something: to dash
    • n Dad a lump: a piece: a blow
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “College-bred is a four-year loaf, using dad's dough, Coming out half-baked, with a lot of crust.”
  • Jeff Foxworthy
    Jeff Foxworthy
    “I've never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.”
  • Sammy Cahn
    Sammy Cahn
    “Love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. Dad was told by mother. You can't have one without the other.”
  • Ann Richards
    Ann Richards
    “I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.”
  • Tiger Woods
    Tiger Woods
    “My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That's why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. daid, Gael. daidein, W. tad, OL. tata, Gr. ta`ta te`tta, Skr. tāta,

Usage

In literature:

Dad left him to me in his will.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Daily Joan rode to the sheep-camp where Mackenzie was learning the business of running sheep under Dad Frazer.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
Dad, you don't mean that, do you?
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
When Buck is playing with his little baby brother, he's careful not to play too rough, and he listens to his Mom and Dad.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
And I've cleaned Little-Dad's pipes.
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
I had never called him "dad" before.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Dad sent me a paper with a notice of her death.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
Dad is one of the best and most understanding Dads but I always do exactly as he tells me.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
So Dad will be on Earth before we get back.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
Didn't I say the right thing to him, Dad?
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
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In poetry:

Winna ye haud?
Ye're surely mad!
Is there naebody there to gie ye a dad,
Menseless laverock?
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
I'm Smith of Stoke aged sixty odd
I've lived without a dame all my life
And wish to God
My dad had done the same.
"Epitaph On A Pessimist" by Thomas Hardy
They're Mommy's little darling,
They're a special pal to Dad,
And they bring the very happiest days
A family's ever had!
"Little Boys Are Treasures" by Richard Willard Armour
Nell was a plumber's daughter,
Aye, Nell was a plumber's lass
She ran like mad to fetch her dad
When she smelt an escape of gas.
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
"Oh, give the boy a bit," said Dad,
But Mother just looks sort o' sad.
And Uncle puffs
His breff and stuffs
The fried fish in like mad.
"A Little Boys Ideas" by John Joy Bell
And many's the poor young orphan lad
'Ad the first square meal he'd ever had —
A hot meat pie, made out of his Dad
From Sweeney Todd, the Barber.
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee

In news:

Caring for young all in day's work for eagle dads, Decorah webcam shows.
Dale III, 9, (seated) and Luis, 7, get a lesson on proper brushing technique from Dad.
Born and raised in Tofino, British Columbia, Pete started surfing at the age of seven when his dad first pushed him ontowaves in front of their home.
Deadbeat dad fails to come to court -- twice.
The suspected deadbeat dad didn't come to court twice this week.
Deadbeat dad sent to prison for probation violations.
Raptor Bosh a deadbeat dad , lawsuit says.
Troubled former Chicago Bulls player Dennis Rodman can now add deadbeat dad to his colorful resume after a family court sentenced him to 104 days of community service for skipping out on $800,000 in child support.
Not only is Terrell Owens broke, he's a deadbeat dad .
Case closed on deadbeat dad boxer.
'Being Flynn' Trailer: Robert De Niro Plays a Deadbeat Dad (Video).
Nick Jonas has a new role: deadbeat dad .
Bruce Wright, deadbeat dad , now soliciting for Occupy Tampa.
What resources are there for collecting child support from a deadbeat dad who lives in another city.
Deadbeat Dad Smuggles Drugs in Son's Diapers.
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In science:

The inverse image bC(ˆg , s) of C(g , s) under the double covering dAdS −→ AdS3 is connected.
Crooked surfaces and anti-de Sitter geometry
C = dExpˆg (C ) ∪ −dExpˆg (C ) = dExpˆg (C ) ∪ dExp−ˆg (−C ) where −C denotes the tangent cone of dAdS at the covertex −ˆg . 3.
Crooked surfaces and anti-de Sitter geometry
Embedding in the Einstein universe The double covering space dAdS of AdS3 embeds in Ein3 .
Crooked surfaces and anti-de Sitter geometry
Similarly conformal inversion IS in the unit (Lorentzian) sphere is the deck involution in dAdS for the double covering dAdS → AdS3 .
Crooked surfaces and anti-de Sitter geometry
The complement of dAdS in Ein3 is exactly the set Fix(IS ) of fixed points, which is just Ein2 ⊂ Ein3 , analogous to the Riemannian case.
Crooked surfaces and anti-de Sitter geometry
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