American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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GAD, noun

1. A wedge or ingot of steel.

2. A style or graver.

3. A punch of iron with a wooden handle, used by miners.

GAD, verb intransitive

1. To walk about; to rove or ramble idly or without any fixed purpose.

Give the water no passage, neither a wicked woman liberty to gad abroad.

2. To ramble in growth; as the gadding vine.

First Occurrence in the Bible(KJV): Genesis 30:11