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 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐌳𐌿𐍃 ‎(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.