Find the word definition

Crossword clues for lad

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
lad
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Jack the Lad
lad mag
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
▪ They all tried. Big lads they were and all.
▪ Some one who, for preference, was a big strapping lad but short on brains.
▪ I gave your letter to Corky for his tips section, but the big lad says' Stuff off!
▪ This particular day he had a young fireman called Tom Smith, a big strong lad with a fiery temper.
▪ They indicate that the big lad from West Birk Hatt is probably one of the finest unsung heroes of the last war.
good
▪ It might also be necessary to employ a good lad from the village to help.
▪ A good lad but as they say, a walk through the ocean of his soul would scarcely get your feet wet.
▪ And we had five good lads aboard, we never thought to run into any trouble we couldn't handle.
▪ He's a good head lad, Tremayne trusts him, but I wouldn't stake my life on his loyalty.
▪ I know he mucks about a bit, but he's a good lad really.
▪ But Tony Cottee's a good lad and I wish him well.
▪ I thought this was marvellous, good for the lads, and got us all out in the open air.
likely
▪ McGeechan puts that down to identifying the likely lads early and raising their sights to higher planes.
▪ Right: A pair of likely lads.
little
▪ How happy they had been together, he and she and the little lad in the drowsy heat of the meadows.
▪ Walt the Wonder Boy, the little lad who fired the imagination of millions.
▪ And I hope you can do something for this little lad here.
▪ And the little lad was, oh, so welcome!
▪ But they was lying one on top the other, duck - and the little lad was beneath and upside down.
▪ At length the little lad grabs her sleeve and becomes insistent, and she is only just in time with the sick bag.
▪ A few windows were flung open, and two little lads pelted Broomhead with rotten apples before they were chased off.
local
▪ Formed at college, where Andy studied drama, the FADs are not local lads.
▪ The best rugby, though, was yet to come stemming from a tigerish rally inspired by a local lad.
▪ I think that if they had just local lads to contend with there would be no problems.
▪ In New Zealand public opinion is swinging behind the local lad.
▪ Young Mark and Matthew, local lads, dealing out the food.
▪ In Nurly their daughters are wary of marrying local lads, fearing that they may eventually be divorced.
▪ Boys will be boys and in spite of warnings at least one fatal accident occurred involving local lads, and several were injured.
nice
▪ He changed from being a nice lad into being violent.
▪ He was a nice enough lad.
▪ A nice enough lad ... Matthew.
▪ Oh, you're a nice lad all right.
other
▪ The year was 1931 and there were a lot of other lads and lassies standing around anxiously like me.
▪ And the master carpenter and the other lad turned back for Shrewsbury.
▪ Safety manager, presented and with their own pen sets as well as those for the other lads on the team.
poor
▪ But - poor lad - he suffered.
▪ Then there was Brian, who had frequent fits, poor lad.
▪ Bet the poor lad didn't even know it was there.
▪ Harry, poor lad, must wait his turn.
stable
▪ A young stable lad led out another horse, and stood waiting for the one which the smith had almost finished shoeing.
▪ He was a stable lad at Kingsley House, Middleham, at the time.
young
▪ Hadn't he actually been elected to the State Senate - old Jack Ryan's youngest lad?
▪ He was driving over to Liverpool to score and had the youngest lad with him.
▪ Two young lads from Hafnarfjödur, a small fishing village near Reykjavik, were going like loonies.
▪ He's a young lad who was employed in the house here, living in.
▪ A young stable lad led out another horse, and stood waiting for the one which the smith had almost finished shoeing.
▪ There was scope here for a young lad with ability.
▪ For a young lad, he has surprised me.
■ VERB
meet
▪ Tell her that as much as you appreciate her efforts, you'd rather meet lads on your own.
▪ John walked down the hill, on his way to meet some of the lads in the town.
▪ There he meets a group of lads from Liverpool.
play
▪ I played one lad and beat him in three successive frames.
▪ Then I played a second lad and beat him too.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lad

Lad \Lad\ (l[a^]d), n. [OE. ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. llawd, Ir. lath. [root]123. Cf. Lass.]

  1. A boy; a youth; a stripling. ``Cupid is a knavish lad.''
    --Shak.

    There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes.
    --John vi. 9.

  2. A companion; a comrade; a mate.

    Lad's love. (Bot.) See Boy's love, under Boy.

Lad

Lad \Lad\ (l[a^]d), obs. p. p. of Lead, to guide.
--Chaucer.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
lad

c.1300, ladde "foot soldier," also "young male servant" (attested as a surname from late 12c.), possibly from a Scandinavian language (compare Norwegian -ladd, in compounds for "young man"), but of obscure origin in any case. OED hazards a guess on Middle English ladde, the past participle of lead (v.), thus "one who is led" (by a lord). Liberman derives it from Old Norse ladd "hose; woolen stocking." "The development must have been from 'stocking,' 'foolish youth' to 'youngster of inferior status' and (with an ameliorated meaning) to 'young fellow.'" He adds, "Words for socks, stockings, and shoes seem to have been current as terms of abuse for and nicknames of fools." Meaning "boy, youth, young man" is from mid-15c. Scottish form laddie, a term of endearment, attested from 1540s.

Wiktionary
lad

n. 1 A boy or young man. 2 (context British English) A jack the lad; a boyo. 3 A familiar term of address for a young man. 4 A groom who works with horses (also called ''stable-lad''). 5 (context Ireland English) A penis.

WordNet
lad
  1. n. a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss" [syn: chap, fellow, feller, gent, fella, blighter, cuss]

  2. a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy) [syn: cub, laddie, sonny, sonny boy]

Wikipedia
LAD

Lad or lads may refer to

  • A boy or young man, however anyone with the name Adam cannot be defined this way.
  • Lad culture, a British subculture
  • Ląd, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
  • Lad, Bhiwani, a village in the Bhiwani district of the Indian state of Haryana
  • Lad: A Dog, a collection of short stories by Albert Payson Terhune
    • Lad (dog) - The real-life dog that the stories are based on
  • Lad (video game), 2012 iOS game
  • The Lads, a New Zealand Christian rock-pop band
  • Judaeo-Spanish ISO 639 alpha-2 language code (also known as Ladino)

LAD is a three letter acronym that can stand for:

LAD (car)

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.

Lad (video game)

Lad is an iOS puzzle game developed by Keith Curtis and released on September 12, 2012.

Usage examples of "lad".

That quest was abetted by a sympathetic schoolteacher, Rebecca, who saw in the lad a glimmering hope that occasionally there might be resurrection from a bitter life sentence in the emotionally barren and aesthetically vitiated Kentucky hamlet, and who ultimately seduced him.

The gentleman having searched the lad, and found the partridge upon him, denounced great vengeance, swearing he would acquaint Mr.

An actress named Quinault, who had left the stage and lived close by, came to call, and soon after Madame Favart and the Abbe de Voisenon arrived, followed by Madame Amelin with a handsome lad named Calabre, whom she called her nephew.

Coetzer liked Peter Reidinger, admired a lad who had overcome such a massive physical disadvantage.

The faithful folk of Fife are marching cannily against his left flank, and mustering from the Glasgow airt against his right are the braw lads of the West, led by those well-disposed noblemen, the Earl of Eglinton, the Earl of Cassilis, and the Earl of Glencairn.

Cory alone with a young lad, two unconscious women, and an amnesic girl.

Even more exciting, Jondalar had begun to show him some techniques of toolmaking, which the lad picked up with an aptitude that surprised them both.

I cares about the two young lads we axed, about Makareta, my unborn child, Hawk, even Mary!

Ephraim Savage means, my lad, when he says that he is a baddish man to beat.

Small wonder that the lad on the hill grinned, for the man who ran to rescue his hat from the stream was none other than the Bailly of the island, next in importance to the Lieutenant-Governor.

The lad could almost see the face of the child, its humorous anger, its wilful triumph, and also the enraged look of the Bailly as he raked the stream with his long stick, tied with a sort of tassel of office.

The thing was done so rapidly that the sheriff--a sly, keen fellow, worthy of his clients Barbet and Metivier--found the lad weeping in his chair when he entered the wretched room, after assuring himself that the manuscripts were not in the antechamber.

After that he had gone feasting with the four merry lads, and they were now carrying him to Bazar Street and the young lady he had won from the unlucky baron.

The lad is now bedeviling the tutors at Harrow, though bets favor him being sent down before long break.

If Berel were still alive, he wrote, and if he had been invited into this dispute over page 27A of Gittin, he would have picked up the thread with zest, and argued rings around the yeshiva lads.