• WordNet 3.6
    • n Chad a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
    • n Chad a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
    • n Chad a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
    • n chad a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole puncher are called "chad."
    • n Chad See Shad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The only countries in the world with one syllable in their names are Chad, France, Greece, and Spain.
    • n chad An obsolete form of shad. The name in Cornwall, England, of the young of the common sea-bream, Pagellus centrodontus.
    • n chad A dry twig: same as chat.
    • n chad Dry, bushy fragments found among food. [Prov. Eng. in both senses, usually in plural.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The little bits of paper left over when holes are punched in data cards or tape are called Chad.
    • n Chad shad a kind of fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Shad.


In literature:

Chad straightened his face and brought it down to a semblance of austerity; always a difficult task with Chad.
"Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman" by F. Hopkinson Smith
St. Chad's Well is still pointed out at Stowe, but his Lichfield church long ago disappeared.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Captain Chads, Lieutenants Strong and Lynch, and Ensign Brennan were the officers who were serving with these two companies.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
"Little Frida" by Anonymous
Chad and Victoria; and wells and springs as running dry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Washington slept on this night at Benjamin Ring's, just east of Chad's Ford, and La Fayette at Gideon Gilpin's, near by.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877." by Various
The southern shores of Lake Chad for a distance of some 40 m. belong to the protectorate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Chad built a monastery at Barrow in Lincolnshire and fixed his see at Lichfield.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
St. Chad, you know, of Lichfield.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
WILLIAM BARRY, D.D., Canon of St. Chads, Birmingham.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer" by John Gerard

In poetry:

His name, you know, is Washington
Neb-u-chad-nez-zar Solomon
Sambo Snowball Timothy Jack
Adolphus Rule Britannia Black.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

In news:

Rob Schneider and Chad Lowe Each Have New Daughters.
YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley is going national with his men's clothing company, Hlaska.
What is Chad Hurley Doing in the Fashion World.
Leading the Cowboys to an eighth-place team finish was freshman Chad Caton.
Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition " Incommunicado ".
It was spontaneous, born out of a conversation Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith was having with lead singer Anthony Kiedis before a concert in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this month.
Gouverneur trio Chad Sharpe, Gary McIntyre, and Andy Breckenridge, recently met former Giants running back and Hall of Fame inductee Rodney Hampton.
Chad Sharpe, Gary McIntyre, and Andy Breckenridge, all from Gouverneur, attended the Giants game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Players Brock Strom and Chad Hennings have been inducted , DeBerry goes in this weekend and defensive back Scott Thomas is in the class of 2013.
It wasn't hanging chads or voter fraud that delayed the vote count in one Massachusetts town — it was a spider.
Moon & Chad Chat With Jack "The Ripper" Clark.
Grandparents are Tom and Cindy Schwinghammer of Albany and Chad and Mary Fruechte of Holdingford.
Regarding the domestic violence incident Evelyn had with Chad Johnson NeNe basically said it's not a good idea to put your business in the street.
Chad Plein, KY3 Sports KY3 News.
Gamecore's Calbert Lee and Chad Chamberlain traveled to Amsterdam and got a behind the scenes look within Guerrilla Games' studios as they develop the third installment in the " Killzone " series.

In science:

We also thank Padmapriya Kandhadai, Batul Mirza, Cal Ribbens, and Chad Wingrave at Virginia Tech for providing constructive comments.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
To finish the proof, we use a result from the Master’s thesis of Chad Brewbaker , that counts a family of 0/1 matrices that are closely related to the set N , P that have M(N , P ) bounded.
The Algebraic Complexity of Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Bivariate Missing Data
Geoff Sutcliffe, Christoph Benzm¨uller, Chad Brown, and Frank Theiss.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
Chad Wiley, Nugatory crossings in closed 3-braid diagrams, ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008, Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of California, Santa Barbara.
Generalized crossing changes in satellite knots
Isotopic evidence for an early shift to C4 resources by Pliocene hominins in Chad.
Stable isotopes, functional morphology, and human evolution: a model of consilience