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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop(noun)

    an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk


  1. dad(Noun)

    A father, a male parent.

    He hadn't seen his dad in years.

    Etymology: From dadd, dadde, perhaps of origin, compare Welsh and Gaelic dad, tad; possibly related to Russian дядя.

  2. Dad(ProperNoun)

    One's father.

    I will only do what Dad says.

    Etymology: From dadd, dadde, perhaps of origin, compare Welsh and Gaelic dad, tad; possibly related to Russian дядя.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dad(noun)

    father; -- a word sometimes used by children

    Etymology: [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. daid, Gael. daidein, W. tad, OL. tata, Gr. ta`ta, te`tta, Skr. tta.]


  1. Dad

    "Dad" is episode 10 of season 3 in the television show Angel. After Darla sacrifices herself to save her baby, Angel takes the newborn back to the hotel where he tries to figure out how to be a good father. But Angel and the gang’s problems multiply when they are trapped at the hotel by several groups of enemies, including vampire cults, demon cults and satanic humans, bent on kidnapping his infant son. After brushing off Sahjhan, Holtz goes about Los Angeles recruiting new help for his quest to kill Angel by hiring humans whose families were also victims of vampires, starting with one bitter, working-class woman, named Justine Cooper, as his right hand person and recruiter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dad

    dad, Daddy, dad′i, n. father, a word used by children.—n. Dadd′y-long-legs, the crane-fly, a familiar insect with long body, legs, and antennæ. [Prob. Celt., W. tad, Bret, tad, tat; cf. Gr. tata.]

  2. Dad

    dad, v.t. to throw against something: to dash.—n. a lump: a piece: a blow. [Der. unknown.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2173

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #348

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAD' in Nouns Frequency: #633

Anagrams for DAD »

  1. add , ADD

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  1. dad


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of DAD in a Sentence

  1. Cora Breuner:

    I always say in my clinic, everybody has to shut off their screen between 9 and 10, and all of them need to be charged away from the bed on a phone charge strip. Everybody : Mom, Dad, uncle, partners, siblings.

  2. Bo Nix:

    Obviously, its a dream come true, ive always wanted to play quarterback at Auburn. Its a goal of mine that Ive had for a long, long time, as far as I can remember. All the way back to throwing the football in the backyard with my dad, I wanted to play quarterback at Auburn. So it was just an awesome moment. You honestly couldnt write it any better.

  3. Samantha Bees:

    Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House senior adviser, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we've seen this week, you know, Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser's a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c *** !

  4. Katherine Hempf:

    For him to say to me on the phone,' It's rough in here,' that's a huge statement for my dad, he's dealing with it stoically... but the reality is, his friends have died, you know.

  5. Mark McCloskey:

    The St. Louis media has been slandering and maligning us, they went so far as to print a copy of a birthday card my dad gave me in 1976. ... There is no limit to what theyll do to try to make me look bad.

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