browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
gadding

more about gadding

gadding


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gad  \Gad\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gadded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gadding}.]  [Prob.  fr  gad,  n.,  and  orig.  meaning  to  drive 
  about.] 
  To  walk  about  to  rove  or  go  about  without  purpose;  hence 
  to  run  wild;  to  be  uncontrolled.  ``The  gadding  vine.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  Why  gaddest  thou  about  so  much  to  change  thy  way? 
  --Jer.  ii  36. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gadding  \Gad"ding\,  a.  &  n. 
  Going  about  much  needlessly  or  without  purpose. 
 
  Envy  is  a  gadding  passion,  and  walketh  the  streets. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  The  good  nuns  would  check  her  gadding  tongue. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  {Gadding  car},  in  quarrying,  a  car  which  carries  a  drilling 
  machine  so  arranged  as  to  drill  a  line  of  holes. 




more about gadding