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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At first he talked about his father, a l 950s version of a deadbeat dad who seldom paid child support.
▪ Advocates also said that the stereotype of the deadbeat dad as in jail or unemployed was a myth.
▪ A couple of years older than dad, she had lived in London for three decades, on and off.
▪ I remembered the old photo of Grandma Nell holding my five-year-old dad in that open-cockpit biplane.
▪ Surely, if i beg nicely, he will lend his old dad four hundred quid.
▪ She still comes to see her old dad, my little girl.
▪ My old dad got really wild if you said he was working-class.
▪ Socialism does not work. Ask your dad or any citizen of the Soviet Republic..
▪ I remember asking my dad constantly to build me a hoop.
▪ If her mum was asking her dad then she was going.
▪ But Quigley was not in a mood to ask why my dad had returned to earth.
▪ He wouldn't go back to those flats in a hurry; he'd ask Mum where his dad was.
▪ Despite encouragement, he still couldn't call his stepfather dad.
▪ Jack liked him but he didn't love him yet and couldn't call him dad.
▪ I called my mum and dad and asked if they could take me to the hospital.
▪ He scoops up the ball and sees John's dad a hundred feet away.
▪ What you saw with dad is what you got.
▪ He started to back away, just as he had when he saw my dad.
▪ Straight home? she wondered, then decided she'd go down to the front and see if her dad was there.
▪ Go and see your dad, ask this girl to come with you?
▪ I am going to see my dad in London tonight.
▪ I'd avoided stopping off to see mum and dad.
▪ And I couldn't talk to mum and dad.
▪ They talked constantly about their dad, as though he were perfect.
▪ Marion searched for him in the crowded room, and found him at last, talking to Sue's dad near the window.
▪ I almost never talk to my dad so directly, and he sat down, my words pushing him into the recliner.
▪ Zoe talks her dad into letting her have driving lessons but she and Janine drive Garry to distraction.
▪ We asked you to tell us why your dad was Top of the Pops and you kept those letters pouring in.
▪ I told his dad that we could help him.
▪ Don't be afraid to tell your mum and dad how you feel.
▪ We'd better tell ... tell, tell, tell your mum and dad.
▪ She can't tell her dad, so she calls Keith and he comes into the hospital.
Dad, can I help?
▪ Can I borrow your car, Dad?
▪ My dad retired ten years ago.
▪ Was your dad angry when you got home?
▪ But my dad wanted a son.
▪ I remembered the old photo of Grandma Nell holding my five-year-old dad in that open-cockpit biplane.
▪ If her mum was asking her dad then she was going.
▪ Talk to your mom before your dad shows up.
▪ Tell dad to bring your chair in here.
▪ You've got a mom, a dad and a couple or three kids.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dad \Dad\ (d[a^]d), n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. daid, Gael. daidein, W. tad, OL. tata, Gr. ta`ta, te`tta, Skr. t[=a]t

  1. ] Father; -- a word sometimes used by children.

    I was never so bethumped with words, Since I first called my brother's father dad.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

recorded from c.1500, but probably much older, from child's speech, nearly universal and probably prehistoric (compare Welsh tad, Irish daid, Czech, Latin, Greek tata, Lithuanian tete, Sanskrit tatah, all of the same meaning).


n. One's father.


n. an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk [syn: dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pater, pop]

Dad (film)

Dad is a 1989 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Gary David Goldberg and starring Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kevin Spacey and Ethan Hawke. It is based on William Wharton's novel of the same name. The original music score was composed by James Horner. The film was produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures.

Dad (disambiguation)

Dad is a synonym for father in English.

Dad, DAD, or Dads may also refer to:


, or , is one of the six letters the Arabic alphabet added to the twenty-two inherited from the Phoenician alphabet (the others being , , , , ). In name and shape, it is a variant of .

The Arabic letter ض is named ضاد ḍād. It is written is several ways depending in its position in the word:

Dad (Angry Kid)

Dad is a character from the live action/animation series Angry Kid, and one of the main antagonists of the series. He is the father of the titular character of the same name and Lil' Sis. Dad is also Mum's ex-husband who drove her away.

His face is never shown on screen. An unseen character, he enjoys his country and western music. However, Angry Kid enjoys making him angry in a number of ways. When Dad does lose his patience at Angry Kid, he hits him with his newspaper.

He is voiced by David Holt.

Dad (TV series)

Dad is a BBC1 sitcom that ran for 13 episodes (each 30 minutes long) over two series and a Christmas special. Described by the BBC as a 'generation-gap comedy', it centered on the trials and tribulations of Alan Hook ( Kevin McNally) and his father Brian ( George Cole). Alan would often find himself getting increasingly frustrated with the endeavours of his father, whilst the world seemed to be forever against him.

Toby Ross-Bryant played Alan's son Vincent, and Julia Hills played Alan's wife Beryl. It was written by Andrew Marshall, who was best known for his popular sitcom 2point4 Children. The title of each episode was a pun on the word 'Dad'.

The theme tune for the first series was the 1965 hit 'Tijuana Taxi' performed by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. For the second series this was replaced with the song 'Go Daddy-O' by Californian swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Dad (Angel)

"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.

Dad (Red Dwarf)

"Dad" is the title of a so-called "lost episode" of the British science fiction comedy television series, Red Dwarf. The planned first episode of the show's third series, "Dad" was never filmed or even fully scripted: writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor abandoned it halfway through writing it. Instead, the basic events of the episode (which would have explained various changes to the show's setting, e.g. what happened with Lister's pregnancy, why former guest character Kryten had reappeared and become a regular member of the cast and what had happened to him, and why Holly's image had changed from a male to a female) were written into a pre-title Star Wars-eque scroll sequence of the episode " Backwards", which became the new Series III premiere. Jokes from the script were also worked into other episodes: for example, Lister's revealing that he was abandoned at birth and Rimmer's subsequent speculation that Lister was the product of brother-sister incest was written into the episode " The Last Day".

An extract of the unfinished script of "Dad" was included on the DVD release Red Dwarf: The Bodysnatcher Collection alongside several other such extracts. In the same style as the eponymous "lost episode" " Bodysnatcher", the extract of "Dad" was animated in a storyboard style as the script itself was read by lead actor Chris Barrie (who, being a skilled impressionist, supplied the voices of all the characters).

Dad (Breakfast with Amy album)

Dad is the second studio album by the Christian alternative rock band Breakfast with Amy, released in 1991. Produced by the band at Casbah Studios in Fullerton, CA, Dad was the group's second studio album and first studio release with new label Blonde Vinyl Records. Breakfast with Amy's new home with Michael Knott's record company, which was at the time at the forefront of the Christian alternative rock scene in Southern California, allowed the band access to a much larger audience than before with Narrowpath Records. This album saw the band use more punk sounds than in their previous release, although some neo-psychedelic/funk influences are still present.

Songs from the album were featured on all of Blonde Vinyl's compilation CDs except their first, Blonde Vinyl Teaser I. This album was also one of the few during Blonde Vinyl's short lifespan to produce a music video (for the song "Me".)

Dad (Ludhiana West)

Dad is a village located in the Ludhiana West tehsil, of Ludhiana district, Punjab.

Dad (2005 film)

Dad is a 2005 British television film made by BBC Wales. It stars Richard Briers, Kevin Whately, Jean Heywood, Sinéad Cusack and Hannah Daniels. It is written by Lucy Gannon, produced by Hilary Bevan Jones and directed by Sarah Harding.

The film explores elder abuse issues. Larry James (played by Richard Briers), is an 80-year-old elderly man who lives happily with his wife Jeannie (played by Jean Heywood). One day, Larry has an accident by falling down the stairs and injuring his leg. Soon after he has been released from hospital, Jeannie begins to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and completely forgets who Larry is. Once she has been taken to care, Larry goes to live with his family; his son Oliver (played by Kevin Whately), his daughter-in-law Sandy (played by Sinéad Cusack) and his granddaughter Millie (played by Hannah Daniels). But whilst Larry and Oliver are spending time together, things start to take a turn for the worse in their father and son relationship.

Dad (nickname)

Dad is a nickname which may refer to:

  • Dad Clark (1873-1956), American Major League Baseball player
  • Dad Clarke (1865-1911), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Dad Clarkson (1866-1911), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Dad Hale (1880–1946), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Dad Lytle (1862-1950), American Major League Baseball player
  • William H. "Dad" Martin, photographer and successful postcard manufacturer in the early 1900s
  • Dad Meek (1867-1922), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Harry Vail (died 1928), American collegiate rowing coach

Usage examples of "dad".

Dad only visited, or you visited him in Anchorage, you never lived together.

When I was living with Dad on Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage they used to come sliding in on the lagoon before the ice melted.

Mr finesilver, I ham most confounded sorry to trouble you, but my dad arst me to give you this here letter and for you to give me the thing mentioned in it what he wants collected.

In his strange, soft-spoken way, the young atheling was proclaiming revolution, so perhaps there was a streak of his old dad in him after all.

Byle Bander, watching from a convenient doorway, slipped inside the house to report to his dad.

It took Mum a long time to get ready and while she powdered her face and arranged the elaborate ornamented folds of her head-gear and dug out her necklaces and bangles, her wrappers and white shoes, and plaited her hair hurriedly in the mirror, Dad was already asleep on his three-legged chair.

That way, if Dad made the decision to go ahead with an implant, they could culture the cells and prepare the biochip at any time.

We finished our fizzes, and Bish and I both wanted repeats, and Dad felt that he had to go along.

Reluctantly, she condones Dad taking a snort now and then, but as soon as she saw Bish Ware, her face started to stiffen.

I told Dad and Bish about my observations, beginning with the deafening silence about Glenn Murell at the library.

Laden were having their dinner, and Dad and Bish went up to the editorial office.

Dad said that Bish Ware had called in, with nothing to report but a vague suspicion that something nasty was cooking.

Dad and Bish Ware and a few others were waiting at the elevator for us.

Dad let me come along on his trips, and the greatest gift he ever gave me was making a proud moral point of ensuring I knew who among his clientele were the biggest bribers, sleazebags and connections in the business.

When Daniel Burdon, FBI special agent, arrived he asked her dad to please wait outside, they had some business to do here.