Definitions for ladlæd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a boy or youth; young man.

  2. chap; fellow (used as a familiar term of address).

Origin of lad:

1250–1300; ME ladde, of obscure orig.; cf. late OE Ladda (nickname)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. chap, fellow, feller, fella, lad, gent, blighter, cuss, bloke(noun)

    a boy or man

    "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"

  2. cub, lad, laddie, sonny, sonny boy(noun)

    a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lad(noun)æd



  1. lad(Noun)

    A boy or young man.

  2. lad(Noun)

    A jack the lad; a boyo.

    I think he reckons he's a bit of a lad.

  3. lad(Noun)

    A familiar term of address for a young man.

  4. lad(Noun)

    A groom who works with horses (also called stable-lad).

  5. Origin: laidō. Cognate with Old High German leita (German Leite), Old Norse leið.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lad

    p. p. of Lead, to guide

  2. Lad(noun)

    a boy; a youth; a stripling

  3. Lad(noun)

    a companion; a comrade; a mate


  1. LAD

    The LAD was a British cyclecar made between 1913 and 1926. The car was originally made by the Oakleigh Motor Company of West Dulwich, London and was usually fitted with a single seater body although a few two seaters were made. Power came from a single cylinder Stag engine and drive was to the rear wheels by chain. There was only a single forward speed and no reverse so a gearbox was not used. Production stopped on the outbreak of war. The car was revived in 1923 by LAD Productions of Farnham, Surrey in 1923 and the original was joined by a 350 cc twin cylinder engined model but the launch of the Austin 7 took away the market for such cars and the company closed in 1926.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1577

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lad' in Nouns Frequency: #1249

Anagrams of lad

  1. ADL

  2. LDA

  3. dal

Translations for lad

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a boy or a youth

I knew him when he was a lad.

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