What does LAD mean?

Definitions for LADlæd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word LAD.

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)


  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

  4. Origin: [OE. ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. llawd, Ir. lath. 123. Cf. Lass.]


  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 The car was originally made by the Oakleigh Motor Company of West Dulwich, London and was usually fitted with a single seater body although a few two seaters were made.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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lad

    lad, n. a boy: a youth: (Scot.) a lover:—fem. Lass.—n. Lad′die, a little lad: a boy.—Lad's love, a provincial name of the southernwood. [M. E. ladde—Ir. lath, a youth, champion (W. llawd). Mr H. Bradley suggests that M. E. ladde, a servant, coincides with the adjectival form of the past participle of the verb to lead, the original meaning thus being 'one led in the train of a lord.']

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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 for LAD »

  1. ADL

  2. LDA

  3. dal


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frances Hodgson Burnett:

    Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle may not grow.

  2. Charles Kingsley:

    Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.

  3. Jack Reynolds:

    I’m a big, strong lad, and I’ve had plenty of needles in me in my time in various places.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Weird but it normally appeared in life that a bad person is often glad and a good lad is usually sad.

  5. Emily Brontë:

    A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.

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