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gad / gad/ • v. (gad·ded , gad·ding ) [intr.] inf. go around from one place to another, in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment: help out around the house and not be gadding about the countryside. gad2 • interj. archaic an expression of surprise or emphatic assertion.

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Gad, in the Bible, son of Jacob and Zilpah and eponymous founder of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Its allotment was half of Gilead; this was the land best suited to the pastoral life, which Gad, like Reuben, continued after the years in Egypt. The "people of Gad" are mentioned on the Moabite stone.

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Gad 1 / gad/ (in the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob and Zilpah (Gen. 30:9–11). ∎  the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him.

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gad1 go idly from place to place. XV. prob. back-formation from †gadling companion, (low) fellow, (later) wanderer, vagabond, OE. gædeling (rel. to GATHER).

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gad2 euphem. pronunc. of GOD in oaths, esp. (by) gad!. XVII. Cf. BEGAD, EGAD, GADZOOKS.

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GAD Biochem. glutamic acid decarboxylase

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