Compare cod (“kind of fish”).
gade (plural gades)
- Any of various fish of the cod family found in British waters; especially those of the genera Gadus and Motella.
- (Britain, dialectal, obsolete, Moray Firth) A pike.
- (pike): gead
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gade in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- Rhymes: -aːdə
- street (a paved part of road, usually in a village or a town)
- ga (mostly in compounds)
From Middle Dutch gade, from gegade, from Old Dutch *gigado. Substantivised form of the past participle of gaden, which is now obsolete. Related to eega, gading, gader, tegader, gaderen, vergaderen, gegadigde, allegaartje, weerga and possibly also goed. Cognate with German Gatte.
- spouse (husband or wife)