• The "Sir John Falstaff" Inn, Gad's Hill
    The "Sir John Falstaff" Inn, Gad's Hill
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gad wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
    • n gad 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"
    • n GAD 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
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Additional illustrations & photos:

PG from the Drawing of S. L. Fildes "The empty chair" Gad's Hill Ninth of June 1870 PG from the Drawing of S. L. Fildes "The empty chair" Gad's Hill Ninth of June 1870
Gad's Hill Place from the rear Gad's Hill Place from the rear
The Well at Gad's Hill Place The Well at Gad's Hill Place
The Porch, Gad's Hill Place The Porch, Gad's Hill Place
The Cedars, Gad's Hill The Cedars, Gad's Hill
View from the Roof of Dickens's House at Gad's Hill View from the Roof of Dickens's House at Gad's Hill

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gad A pointed or wedge-shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge used in mining, etc. "I will go get a leaf of brass,
      And with a gad of steel will write these words."
    • Gad A rod or stick, as a fishing rod, a measuring rod, or a rod used to drive cattle with.
    • Gad A sharp-pointed rod; a goad.
    • Gad A spike on a gauntlet; a gadling.
    • Gad A wedge-shaped billet of iron or steel. "Flemish steel . . . some in bars and some in gads ."
    • Gad The point of a spear, or an arrowhead.
    • v. i Gad To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled. "The gadding vine.""Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gad A point or pointed instrument, as a pointed bar of steel, a spear, or an arrowhead.
    • n gad A sharp point affixed to a part of the armor, as the gauntlet, which could thus be used to deal a formidable blow.
    • n gad A thick pointed nail; a gad-nail; specifically, in mining, a pointed tool used for loosening and breaking up rock or coal which has been shaken or thrown down by a blast, or which is loose and jointy enough to be got without the use of powder. It is intermediate between a drill and a wedge, but is properly called a gad only when ending in a point, and not in an edge, as a wedge. Old drills are often made into gads, which may be of any length; but from six inches to a foot is common.
    • n gad A wedge or ingot of steel or iron.
    • n gad A stick, or rod of wood, sharpened to a point, or provided with a metal point, used to drive cattle with; a goad; hence, a slender stick or rod of any kind, especially one used for whipping.
    • n gad A gadfly.
    • n gad In old Scotch prisons, a round bar of iron crossing the condemned cell horizontally at the height of about six inches from the floor, and strongly built into the wall at both ends. The ankles of a prisoner sentenced to death were secured within shackles which were connected, by a chain about four feet long, with a large iron ring which traveled on the gad. Watch-dogs are now sometimes fastened in a similar way.
    • gad To fasten with a gad-nail.
    • gad In mining, to break up or loosen with the gad; use the gad upon.
    • gad To flit about restlessly; move about uneasily or with excitement.
    • gad To ramble about idly, from trivial curiosity or for gossip.
    • gad Hence To ramble or rove; wander, as in thought or speech; straggle, as in growth.
    • n gad The act of gadding or rambling about: used in the phrase on or upon the gad.
    • n gad The name of God, minced as an oath. Compare egad.
    • n gad A measuring-rod for land; a measure of length varying, in different districts, from nine or ten to as many as twenty feet.
    • n gad A division of an uninclosed pasture, said to have been usually 6½ feet wide in Lincolnshire.
    • n gad A cord or rope made from the fibers of the osier.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gad gad a pointed bar of steel: a tool used in mining: a graver: a rod or stick, a goad: the bar across a Scotch condemned cell, on which the iron ring ran which fastened the shackles—also Gade, Gaid
    • interj Gad gad a minced form of God
    • v.i Gad gad to rove about restlessly: to wander or ramble in speech, &c., to straggle in growth
    • pr.p Gad gad′ding; pa.p. gad′ded
    • ns Gad one who walks idly about
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gad, Icel. gaddr, goad, sting; akin to Sw. gadd, sting, Goth. gazds, G. gerte, switch. See Yard a measure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. conn. with gad in gadfly; or obsolete gadling, vagabond.


In literature:

They are getting impudent around here; they need a lesson and, by gad!
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
I.ii.25 (331,3) All this done/Upon the gad!
"Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies" by Samuel Johnson
Gad, I'd like to believe it!
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
By gad though, what an alluring woman!
"The Gay Lord Quex" by Arthur W. Pinero
By gad, what a stir it will cause in art circles!
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
Gad, I knew she would surrender in form, and I was right.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Gad, Hartley, this is pretty justice, isn't it?
"Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
Gad's my life, Masther Toby (I was now about thirty-six), but it's your four quarters, sure enough!
"The Station; The Party Fight And Funeral; The Lough Derg Pilgrim Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Och, if the same pig 'ud come into the care o' the misthress, Gad bliss her!
"Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee" by William Carleton
Gad, it makes me laugh to this day when I think of it!
"The Pursuit of the House-Boat" by John Kendrick Bangs

In poetry:

Our Clergy sleep, both night and day,
And leave the people gad astray,
And live in ev'ry kind of vice,
Without reproof, or good advice.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
A seedy young man in Savanah
Fell in love with a rich girl named Anna,
But her papa got mad
And swore that "By Gad,
The fellow shall never Havana!"
"The Tale Of Three Cities" by Edwin Carty Ranck
"It was very different when I was young;
Young men were prudent, and girls were wise;
You wouldn't catch them gadding about
Like so many idle butterflies."
"Phoebe's Wooing" by Horatio Alger Jr
Then George said 'Gad zooks! I'll split thee to the wizzen,
By Gum, but he were in a fury,
And he runs to a junk shop, and buys a spear,
And he pinches a Drayhourse from Brew'ry.
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
Where are thy mothers? where are thy wives?
Do they make it the aim and the end of their lives
To be sober and virtuous, not gadding abroad,
But training their children for life and for God!
"The Demon Drink!" by Janet Hamilton
Ther may come a time when her passion has cooiled,
Shoo may think ov a chap shoo unfeelingly fooiled;
Shoo may seek me agean;--if shoo does,--well, by gad!
Aw'll welcome her back. Shoo's soa bonny mi lad.
"Soa Bonny" by John Hartley

In news:

Photo credit GAD Pindar .
Makaram Gad Alkareem / AFP.
So says Josh Gad, the actor's costar in the upcoming biopic about the late tech visionary Steve Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer in October 2011.
Book of Mormon star Josh Gad is not wasting any time making a name for himself in Hollywood.
Actor Josh Gad, shown here in 2011, is one of the creators behind the new NBC comedy "1600 Penn.".
Twin brothers Gad and Zeb Huseman are celebrating their "third" birthday today.
Book of Mormon star Josh Gad is not wasting any time making a name for himself in Hollywood.
Cynical Romantic Comedy Directed by: Pierre Salvadori ( After You ) Starring: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Vernon Dobtcheff, Jacques Spiesser.
Pullman joins Brittany Snow and Josh Gad in the White House comedy about a dysfunctional first family.
Tucson News NowParagon Technologies' Chairman Sham Gad's Annual Letter to Stockholders.
Paragon Technologies' Chairman Sham Gad's Annual Letter to Stockholders. Paragon Technologies' Chairman Sham Gad's Annual Letter to Stockholders.
Josh Gad, Kristen Ruhlin, Hilary Duff and Charlie Sheen star in this romantic comedy from Rob Margolies.
Josh Gad, Hilary Duff and Charlie Sheen Feature in Trailer for Indie Dramedy 'She Wants Me' (Exclusive Video).
The Associate Press reported that 38 year old Big Sky native, Matthew Jamie Pierre, was killed in an avalanche while snowboarding near the Gad Valley in Utah.

In science:

Conjugating by Gad (F ) we may assume that B contains a torus whose apartment contains x.
Simple wild L-packets
Then the variety XΠ is normal if and only if Π ⊃ Lb(λ, Gad ).
Normality and smoothness of simple linear group compactifications
By Theorem 1.8 the variety XLb(cλ,Gad ) is normal.
Normality and smoothness of simple linear group compactifications
The general map generated by the Eq. (5) is the SGAD channel , which generalizes the notion of the AD and GAD channels .
Dissipative and Non-dissipative Single-Qubit Channels: Dynamics and Geometry
The groups of adjoint type correspond to the tuples (T , F , Z ), they are denoted by Gad .
On defining characteristic representations of finite reductive groups