Gad can refer to:

*Gad (deity), the pan-Semitic deity of fortune worshipped during the Babylonian captivity
*An abbreviation for the chemical element Gadolinium, or its oxide Gadolinia
*The word "Gad" replaces "God" in many of The Far Side comic strips by Gary Larson
*The Marathi word for fort, occurring in the names of many forts in Maharashtra
*"Gad Guard", a Japanese animated series

*Gad, West Virginia, a former town flooded in the construction of Summersville Lake
*Northeast Alabama Regional Airport in Gadsden, Alabama (IATA airport code)

In the Bible:
*Tribe of Gad, a tribe of the ancient Kingdom of Israel
*Gad (Biblical figure), the founder of the tribe of Gad and seventh son of Jacob
*Gad (Bible prophet), King David's seer or prophet

The acronym GAD may refer to:
*Gatsbys American Dream, an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington
*Gender and Development, a theoretical perspective on the role of women in development that emerged in the 1980s
*Generalized anxiety disorder, an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable worry about everyday things
*Glycoazodyes, a "naturalised" textile dye
*Glutamic acid decarboxylase, an enzyme necessary for the synthesis of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid
*Government Actuary's Department, a department of the British Government responsible for providing actuarial advice
*Grey Area Diagnosis, an activity to identify the cause(s) of an incident, in order to focus investigative activities as efficiently as possible
*Group Account Director, a job title in creative agencies

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  • GAD eG — Unternehmensform Genossenschaft Gründung 26. Dezember 1963 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gad — • A proper name which designates in the Bible, (I), a patriarch; (II), a tribe of Israel; (III), a prophet; (IV), a pagan deity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gad     Gad      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • GAD — (Heb. גָּד, fortune cf. Gen. 30:11), a deity of fortune, equivalent in function and meaning to the Greek Tyché and Latin Fortuna. In Isaiah 65:11 Gad is mentioned together with Meni as the beneficiary of a food offering: Who prepare a table for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GAD — (Heb. גָּד), one of the 12 tribes of Israel, tracing its descent to Gad, a son of Jacob, borne to him by Zilpah, the maidservant of Leah (Gen. 30:10–11). The tribe was comprised of seven large families, the Zephonites, Haggites, Shunites, Oznites …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GAD — steht für: GAD (Unternehmen) (GAD eG), den IT Dienstleister der nord und westdeutschen Genossenschaftsbanken Gastronomische Akademie Deutschlands e.V. Gender and Development, einen soziologischen Ausdruck Generalisierte Angststörung (generalized… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gad — (del hebreo: גד ; suerte ) es uno de los profetas de la corte del Rey David (1010 970) durante el reino unificado de Israel. Se conoce muy poco de la biografía de este profeta sin libro propio. Parece cercano al entorno de la corte de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gad- Ⅱ — *gad germ., Adjektiv: nhd. zugehörig, passend; ne. suitable; Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., afries., ahd.; Etymologie: vergleiche idg. *gʰedʰ , *gʰodʰ …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Gad — Gad, n. [OE. gad, Icel. gaddr goad, sting; akin to Sw. gadd sting, Goth. gazds, G. gerte switch. See {Yard} a measure.] 1. The point of a spear, or an arrowhead. [1913 Webster] 2. A pointed or wedge shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gad — (Bible) Gad (en hébreu: גד bonheur) est, dans la Bible, le septième fils de Jacob et le premier fils de la servante de son épouse Léa, Zilpa  : Léa, s étant trouvée dans l incapacité d enfanter, donna Zilpa pour femme à Jacob, une pratique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gad — gad1 [gad] vi. gadded, gadding [LME gadden, to hurry, ? back form. < gadeling, companion in arms < OE gædeling: for IE base see GATHER] to wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement n. an act of gadding: chiefly in the …   English World dictionary

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