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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Any journalist worth her salt would have got scads more out of the tall Czechoslovakian than she had, she thought glumly.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

carangid \carangid\ n. any fish of the family Carangidae, including the cavallas, jacks, pompanos and scads.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"large amounts," 1869, American English, earlier "dollar" (1855, usually in plural), of uncertain origin. Unknown connection to scad, the fish, which were "often very abundant and occasionally seen in enormous shoals":\n\nIn July, 1834, as Mr. Yarrell informs us, most extraordinary shoals passed up the channel along the coast of Glamorganshire; their passage occupied a week, and they were evidently in pursuit of the fry of the herring. The water appeared one dark mass of fish, and they were caught by cart-loads, and might even be baled out of the water by the hands alone. ["British Fish and Fisheries," 1849]


n. 1 (context in the plural English) A large number or quantity. 2 (plural of scad English)Category:English plurals


n. a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed a mountain of newspapers" [syn: tons, dozens, heaps, lots, mountain, piles, scores, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs, lashings]

Usage examples of "scads".

I know better: It was probably scads of different pictures, lung shots all, the music a lament for a time when love came cheap.

While it's great to sell scads of houses, it's not good business when scads of customers and their insurance companies sue your pants off.

They ran scads of tests, poked and prodded and scanned, but it all came down to plain old exhaustion complicated by stress.

Once I have the kit, I can train all my friends and really start making scads and scads of money.

That sort of thing was easy: All you had to do was hit an outer guard station just after it had been relieved, and you would have scads of time to get set up and move in.