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Brad \Brad\, n. [Cf. OE. brod, Dan. braad prick, sting, brodde ice spur, frost nail, Sw. brodd frost nail, Icel. broddr any pointed piece of iron or stell; akin to AS. brord point, spire of grass, and perh. to E. bristle. See Bristle, n.] A thin nail, usually small, with a slight projection at the top on one side instead of a head; also, a small wire nail, with a flat circular head; sometimes, a small, tapering, square-bodied finishing nail, with a countersunk head.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"small wire nail," late 13c., brod, from Old Norse broddr "spike, point, arrow," from Proto-Germanic *brozda- (cognates: Old English brord "point, prick, blade of grass," Old High German brort "point, edge, crown"), from PIE *bhrs-dh-, from root *bhars- "projectile, point, bristle" (see bristle (n.)).


n. A diminutive of the male given names Bradley, Bradly, or Bradford.


n. a small nail


v. fasten with brads


Brad is a given name, usually a diminutive form ( hypocorism) of Bradley, Bradford or Brady and generally masculine. It may refer to:

Brad (band)

Brad is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992. Brad's sound is influenced by the wide variety of influences brought by its members, including Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Regan Hagar (Satchel and formerly a member of Malfunkshun), Shawn Smith (also a member of Pigeonhed and Satchel), and Jeremy Toback. The distinctive vocals of Smith are a major factor in this sound.

Brad (disambiguation)

Brad is a masculine given name. It may also refer to:

Usage examples of "brad".

Sundown, Slim Sanders, Chuck Finberg, Ed and Audrey Ferman, Bob Kaiser, Brad Bisk, Don Borah, Marshall Barksdale, the presence in my mind of James Blish, and most particularly Edna F.

Tse Wen, Brad, and Sarah were counting on her to make this impactor launch happen.

Sergeant Stephen Odum, Sergeant Michael Holland, police officer Joe Anderson, and to fellow writers, Susan Domingos, Elaine Avila, David Wimsett, Valerie Perry, Deb Cooksey, Diane Holt, Barbara Mchugh, Eric Roher, Marilyn Day, Heather King, John Meeker, Leon Tsao, Paul Diebels, Carl Gonser, Stephen Linsley, Annagret Ogden, Donna Gillespie, Donal Brown, Bruce Hartford, Bob Hunt, Brad Newsham and Leigh Anne Varney.

Now Brad could clearly see that the in sectile limbs of the body were severely attenuated human arms and legs, that the sunken body cavity and strangely shriveled genitals were the products of acute emaciation, that the fright-mask face was the result of dehydration without decay.

Twitch: Brad tends to vocally anagrammatize, scrambling letters within a word rather than scrambling the order of the words themselves like Walter.

Brad thoughtMeserve put it there but the one in the van says Peaty did.

Terri Stambaugh, my friend and the owner of the Grille, to suggest that a statue of Gandhi should be modeled after Brad Pitt in the hope that he would then attend the ceremony, which would be a big deal by Pico Mundo standards.

Brad to the carpentry, and spent her Sunday morning regrouting bathroom tiles.

Beany got prety scart and bimeby we opened the door esy and hipered round Ikes house and ran rite into old printer and he grabed us both by the neck and holered i have got the misable cusses and he draged us out to the lite and Bill and Brad said it is George Shutes boy and Irv Watsons boy and they shook us up lively.

Joerg Weiss, Richard Pavonarius, Stephen Drury, Matthew Danis, Reilly Beacom, Michael Mayfield, Steven Shouse, Lewis Minteer, Michael Romeo, Peter Diamond, Albert West, Michael Coaty, Dennis Faust, William Midyette, Mark Friedman, Patrick Stevenson, Roger Bass, Bruce Press, Chris Anderson, Patrick Ainge, Steve Johnson, Joel Lipton, Thomas Kier, Michael J Garcia, Dane Summers, Martin Kardon, Steve Rollins, Michael Clark, Brad Callaway, Jerry Scullion, Robert Fink, David Eaton, Dwight Illk, Len Humbird, Andrew T.

Kidder, Brad, and their squad were ready to battle The Shadow as they had fought with Sparkler Meldin.

What had become clear was that Brad McAfee was, to use his own colorful language, a thimblerigger, a pigeon plucker, a hornswoggler.

Brad McAfee was, to use his own colorful language, a thimblerigger, a pigeon plucker, a hornswoggler.

Brad, the bad actor, and the poor souls who were being paid to act like clean-cut criminals.

Brad noted that Rimov was staring at the intensity slide visible on the breechblock of his sheathed weapon.