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Definitions and meaning of rad

rad

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹæd/
  • Rhymes: -æd

Adjective

rad (comparative radder, superlative raddest)

  1. (slang) Clipping of radical; excellent

Translations

Noun

rad (plural rads)

  1. (metrology) A non-SI unit of absorbed dose of radiation, equal to 0.01 gray.
    Synonym: rd (abbreviation)
    Coordinate term: gray
  2. Abbreviation of radian.
  3. (automotive, plumbing, slang) Abbreviation of radiator.
  4. (firearms, slang) Abbreviation of sight radius.

See also

  • deg
  • grad
  • mil

Anagrams

  • 'ard, -ard, -dar, ADR, ARD, Ard, DAR, DRA, Dar, Dra, RDA, ard, dar

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse rǫð, from Proto-Germanic *radō (row). Cognate with Norwegian rad and Swedish rad.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʁɑð]

Noun

rad c (singular definite raden, plural indefinite rader)

  1. row
  2. line
  3. string
  4. tier
Inflection
Synonyms
  • geled n
  • række c
Derived terms
  • rad og række
References
  • “rad,1” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2

Maybe the same word as the first one. However, Norwegian radd (person) speaks against this possibility.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʁɑð]

Noun

rad c (singular definite raden, plural indefinite rade)

  1. (obsolete) skeleton, carcass
    • 1807, Jens Baggesen, Nye blandede Digte, p. 358.
      Hans Legem blev en Rad af Been, | Hvorpaa et Dødninghoved green. ("His body became a carcass of bones, on which a skull was grinning.")
    • 1855, Poul Møller, Efterladte Skrifter, 2nd ed., vol. 2, p. 35
      Hans Krop ... | Den bad de Høgen pille, | Saa Raden blev til Rest. ("They let the hawk pick his body so that the skeleton was left.")
  2. (rare) person
    • 2018, Mette Fog Pedersen, Lys og skygge: Betragtninger fra en sygeseng, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      I den Mygindske familie var der mindst lige så megen livfuldhed som på Store Hovgård. Den gamle Mygind var en lun rad, fuld af festlige historier og næsten altid omgivet af sine store hunde. Disse havde en meget familiær stilling i huset.
    • 2017, Knud Andersen, Den blinde ørn, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      ... tændt og skridtede frem og tilbage paa Halvdækket, sagde Hovgaard: „ Skipperen er en fin Navigatør, en første Klasses Sømand og sejler hende som en Jolle. Ham kan du lære noget af. Han er en lun Rad og „large“, selv om han er religiøs.
    • 1887, Gerhard Holm, Den Danske konebaads-expedition til Grøonlands øostkyst
      Morten, der snart viste sig at være en lun Rad, var heller ikke fri for at kure til Marie, naar de sad og plukkede Ryper eller Edderfugle sammen ude i Kjøkkenet, eller naar Morten havde Ordre fra Johanne til at staa og røre i Gryderne, medens  ...
    • 1906, Dansk tidsskrift
      Den, der paa Landet bliver en , lun Rad", en ,,tør" Bider, vilde i Byen blive en Spilopmager, der ikke vejer sine Udfald saa nøje, ikke tænker meget paa Følgerne, eller en ondskabsfuld Bagtaler.
Inflection
References
  • “rad,2” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “rad,3” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog
Derived terms
  • radmager
  • rygrad

Etymology 3

From English rad, abbreviated from radiation.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʁɑˀð]

Noun

rad c (singular definite raden, plural indefinite rad)

  1. rad (a non-SI unit of absorbed dose of radiation, equal to 0.01 gray)
Inflection
References
  • “rad,3” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑt
  • IPA(key): /rɑt/
  • Homophone: rat

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch rat, from Old Dutch *rath, from Proto-Germanic *raþą, from Proto-Indo-European *Hret-.

Noun

rad n (plural raderen, diminutive raadje n or radertje n or radje n)

  1. wheel
    Synonym: wiel
Derived terms
  • radbraken
  • raddraaier
  • raderboot
  • raderschip
  • raderwerk
  • reuzenrad
  • schoepenrad
  • waterrad

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch rat, from Old Dutch *rath, from Proto-Germanic *raþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *Hret-.

Adjective

rad (comparative radder, superlative radst)

  1. quick, swift
    Zij is rad van tong.
    She has a sharp tongue.
    • 2002, Feeks mist radde tong, in De Standaard online, [1]
      Bitch is missing sharp tongue
Inflection

Anagrams

  • dar

Haitian Creole

Noun

rad

  1. clothes

Synonyms

  • abi
  • lenj

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈrat]
  • Hyphenation: rad

Etymology 1

Noun

rad (plural, first-person possessive radku, second-person possessive radmu, third-person possessive radnya)

  1. (metrology) rad, a non-SI unit of absorbed dose of radiation, equal to 0.01 gray.

Etymology 2

From Dutch raad (council), from Middle Dutch râet, from Old Dutch rāt, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz.

Noun

rad (plural, first-person possessive radku, second-person possessive radmu, third-person possessive radnya)

  1. (archaic) court.
    Synonyms: dewan, majelis

Further reading

  • “rad” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Noun

rad m (invariable)

  1. (physics) rad (unit)
  2. (mathematics) radian

Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

  • rady

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *radъ (glad). Cognates include Upper Sorbian rad, Polish rad, Czech rád, Old Church Slavonic радъ (radŭ), and Russian рад (rad)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rat/

Predicative

rad (feminine rada, neuter rado, dual radej, plural raźi)

  1. happy/happily, glad/gladly

Usage notes

The feminine, neuter, dual, and plural forms may optionally be used in agreement with the subject of the verb, or rad or rady may be used invariably.


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse rǫð.

Noun

rad f or m (definite singular rada or raden, indefinite plural rader, definite plural radene)

  1. a row
  2. (chess) rank

Derived terms

  • på rad
  • ryggrad

References

  • “rad” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse rǫð.

Noun

rad f (definite singular rada, indefinite plural rader, definite plural radene)

  1. a row
Derived terms
  • på rad
  • ryggrad

Etymology 2

From Old Norse hraðr, from Proto-Germanic *hradaz.

Adjective

rad (masculine and feminine rad, neuter radt, definite singular and plural rade, comparative radare, indefinite superlative radast, definite superlative radaste)

  1. fast
  2. straight
Derived terms
  • radig

References

  • “rad” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɑːd/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *raidō. Cognate with Old Norse reið, from Proto-Indo-European *reydʰ- (ride).

Noun

rād f

  1. journey, ride
  2. raid, expedition
  3. the runic character (/r/)
Declension
Derived terms
  • hranrād
Descendants
  • English: road
  • French: rade
  • Greek: ράδα f (ráda)
  • Scots: raid

Etymology 2

See ridan.

Verb

rād

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of ridan

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *raud, from Proto-Germanic *raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rowdʰós. Cognates include Old English rēad, Old Saxon rōd and Old Dutch rōt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈraːd/

Adjective

rād

  1. red

Descendants

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: ruad
    Goesharde: ruud
    Halligen: ruad
    Heligoland: rooad
    Mooring: rüüdj
    Sylt: ruar
    Wiedingharde: ruuid
  • Saterland Frisian: rood
  • West Frisian: read

References

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old High German

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *hradaz, whence also Old English hræþ, Old Norse hraðr.

Adjective

rad

  1. fast

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *raþą, akin to Latin rota.

Noun

rad n

  1. wheel

Descendants

  • German: Rad
  • Yiddish: ראָד(rod)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rat/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *radъ.

Adjective

rad (comparative bardziej rad, superlative najbardziej rad)

  1. (dated) glad
Declension
Usage notes

All forms except nominative are obsolete.

Etymology 2

From Latin radium.

Noun

rad m inan

  1. (chemistry) radium
Declension

Etymology 3

From English rad (unit of absorbed radiation dose).

Noun

rad m inan

  1. rad (unit of absorbed radiation dose)
Declension

Etymology 4

Noun

rad

  1. Abbreviation of radian.

Etymology 5

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

rad f

  1. genitive plural of rada

Further reading

  • rad in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • rad in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [rad]

Verb

rad

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rade
  2. third-person plural present indicative of rade
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of rade

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *radъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /râd/

Adjective

rȁd (comparative ràdijī, Cyrillic spelling ра̏д)

  1. willing
Declension

Etymology 2

From ráditi (to work).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /râːd/

Noun

rȃd m (Cyrillic spelling ра̑д)

  1. work
Declension

Etymology 3

From English rad.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /râːd/

Noun

rȃd m (Cyrillic spelling ра̑д)

  1. rad (unit of absorbed dose of radiation)
Declension

Slovak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrat/

Noun

rad m (genitive singular radu, nominative plural rady, genitive plural radov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. row
  2. (chess) rank

Declension

References

  • rad in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *radъ

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rát/

Adjective

rȁd (comparative rȃjši, superlative nȁjrȃjši)

  1. liking or preferring something, having a positive attitude towards something
Inflection

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Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ráːt/

Noun

rȃd m inan

  1. (dated) gladness
Inflection

Further reading

  • rad”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

rad ?

  1. Abbreviation of radian.

Noun

rad c

  1. A row; a line of entries in a table, or a line of objects
  2. A single horizontal row of text on a CRT screen, printed paper, etc.
  3. A line in a screenplay
  4. (colloquial) A (short) written letter(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  5. (chess) rank

Declension

Synonyms

  • (line in screenplay): replik

Anagrams

  • dar, dra

Veps

Etymology

Related to Karelian ruado and Ludian ruad, borrowed from Russian страда (strada).

Noun

rad

  1. work
  2. toil

Source: wiktionary.org
  • afraid.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)