hade

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English had, hed, hod, from Old English hād (person, individual, character, individuality, degree, rank, order, office, holy office, condition, state, nature, character, form, manner, sex, race, family, tribe, choir), from Proto-Germanic *haiduz (appearance, kind), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kāi- (light, bright, shining). Cognate with Old Saxon hēd (consition, rank), Old High German heit (person, personality, sex, condition, quality, rank), Old Norse heiðr ("honour, dignity") (whence Danish hæder (honour), Swedish heder (honour)), Gothic [script?] (haidus, way, manner). Same as -hood.

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Noun[edit]

hade (plural hades)

  1. (obsolete) Person (in all senses).
  2. (obsolete, biological) Sex; gender.
  3. (Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) Order; estate; rank; degree; holy or religious orders.
  4. (Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) State; condition; quality; kind.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English hadien, hodien, from Old English hādian (to ordain, consecrate), from Old English hād (rank, order, office, holy office). See above.

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Verb[edit]

hade (third-person singular simple present hades, present participle hading, simple past and past participle haded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To ordain; consecrate; admit to a religious order.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Origin uncertain. Perhaps from a dialectal form of head.

Verb[edit]

hade (third-person singular simple present hades, present participle hading, simple past and past participle haded)

  1. (geology) To slope from the vertical

Noun[edit]

hade (plural hades)

  1. (geology) The slope of a vein or fault from the vertical; the complement of the dip

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hata.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hade (imperative had, infinitive at hade, present tense hader, past tense hadede, past participle har hadet)

  1. hate

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hade

  1. past tense of ha.
    Jag hade en katt en gång i tiden.
    I had a cat once.
  2. past tense of hava.