See also ląd, ład, and ľad

English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Middle English ladde (foot soldier, servant). Possibly cognate with Dutch lid (member).

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Lad

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  1. (British) A boy or young man.
  2. (British) A jack the lad; a boyo.
    I think he reckons he's a bit of a lad.
  3. A familiar term of address for a young man.
  4. A groom who works with horses (also called stable-lad).

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Prevalent in Northern English dialects such as Geordie, Mackem, Scouse and Northumbrian.

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Danish[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Lad (neuter ladt, definite and plural lade)

  1. languid, lazy, indolent

Noun[edit | edit source]

Lad n. (singular definite Ladet, plural indefinite Lad)

  1. bed (platform of a truck, trailer, railcar, or other vehicle that supports the load to be hauled), eg. truckbed

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Lad

  1. Imperative of lade.

Old English[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Proto-Germanic *laiđā. Cognate with Old High German leita (German Leite), Old Norse leið.

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Noun[edit | edit source]

lād f.

  1. way, course
  2. passage, watercourse, lode
  3. carrying, bringing
  4. provision, sustenance
Declension[edit | edit source]
Singular Plural
nominative lād lāda, -e
accusative lāde lāda, -e
genitive lāde lāda
dative lāde lādum
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Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Old English. Akin to Template:Ofs lēde, lāde

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lād f.

  1. exculpation, clearing of guilt or accusation, purgation
  2. defense against a charge, excuse
Declension[edit | edit source]
Singular Plural
nominative lād lāda
accusative lāde lāda
genitive lāde lāda
dative lāde lādum
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Scots[edit | edit source]

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Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /lad/, /lɑd/

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Singular
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  1. lad
  2. son
  3. menial
  4. male sweetheart

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