Definition for GAD

GAD, v.i. [Ir. gad, a stealing, properly a roving, as rob is connected with rove; gadaim, to steal. It coincides with the Russ. chod, a going or passing; choju, to go, to pass, to march. See Class Gd, No. 17, Eth. and No. 38.]

  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. – Ecclus.
  2. To ramble in growth; as, the gadding vine. – Milton.

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