Crossword clues for lad
- Huck Finn, e.g.
- Knickers wearer
- Pip at the start of "Great Expectations," e.g.
- Bar mitzvah, e.g.
- A. E. Housman's "A Shropshire ___"
- Little guy
- Pip of "Great Expectations," e.g.
- "Wee" boy
- "When I was a ___ ..."
- One in knickers
- ___ mag (Maxim or FHM)
- "There's a good ___"
- "Wee" fellow
- A boy or man
- A male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
- Dad, once
- Name for a collie
- "And many a lightfoot ___": Housman
- "A Shropshire ___": Housman
- Terhune canine
- Young acolyte
- Young man
- Housman's "A Shropshire ___"
- Shaver that doesn't shave
- Shropshire individual
- Aladdin, e.g.
- A Thai tongue
- Terhune canine hero
- "A Shropshire ___"
- Housman, in Shropshire
- A. E. Housman hero
- Housman youth
- Little fella
- Literary collie
- Housman's was from Shropshire
- Fictional dog
- Highlands youth
- Man of tomorrow
- Chap, affectionately
- Terhune's "___: a Dog"
- Lassie's mate
- Terhune dog
- Young chap
- Terhune title character
- Horatio Alger sort
- Young boy
- Young 'un
- Little kiltie
- Sonny boy
- Young one
- It's a boy
- Cub scout, say
- Bannockburn boy
- Little shaver
- "Carry the ___ that's born to be king" ("Skye Boat Song" line)
- "Cupid is a knavish ___": "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
- Young fellow
- "Sing me a song of a ___ that is gone": Stevenson
- Irish fellow
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lad \Lad\ (l[a^]d), n. [OE. ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. llawd, Ir. lath. [root]123. Cf. Lass.]
A boy; a youth; a stripling. ``Cupid is a knavish lad.''
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes.
--John vi. 9.
A companion; a comrade; a mate.
Lad's love. (Bot.) See Boy's love, under Boy.
Lad \Lad\ (l[a^]d), obs.
p. p. of Lead, to guide.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
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.
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:
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 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.