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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, popnoun

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


  1. dadnoun

    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. Dadnoun

    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. Dadnoun

    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. 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. Lara Trump:

    Eric's going to be an amazing dad. The nieces and nephews love hanging with him.

  2. Joan Roca:

    My mom is 74 years old, my dad is 81 and they continue on working with passion, which is fantastic, i believe chefs have to be in the restaurant, because guests come to our home.

  3. Paul Grimm:

    In patients who are on the regular drug, the four-times-a-day drug (cystagon), they have tremendous amounts of family disruption because you have to give the drug every six hours around the clock, and if you think about it, for a lot of families that just can’t happen— if there’s a single-parent family or [they have] a lot of kids, or if the family isn’t very well off, or if mom and dad both work.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    I learned quickly that Beau Biden as Delaware was the kind of guy who inspires people to be a better version of themselves. Beau Biden as Delaware really was the best of Jill Biden. And I would ask Beau Biden as Delaware, where'd you get that, where'd this come from, Beau Biden as Delaware'd always talk about Beau Biden as Delaware dad, the love that they shared was incredible to watch. It was the most beautiful display between a father and a son.

  5. Catherine Birong:

    The children were getting antsy, and my mother — a funny and generous woman — gave them my dad’s military hats and medals and said, ‘Now go pretend you’re a soldier.’.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. abrade
    • B. descant
    • C. exacerbate
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