Definitions for: Lad


[n] a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
[n] a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"



Webster (1913) Definition: Lad, obs.
p. p. of Lead, to guide. --Chaucer.


Lad, n. [OE. ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. llawd, Ir.
lath. [root]123. Cf. Lass.]
1. A boy; a youth; a stripling. ``Cupid is a knavish lad.''
--Shak.

There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves
and two small fishes. --John vi. 9.

2. A companion; a comrade; a mate.

Lad's love. (Bot.) See Boy's love, under Boy.

Synonyms: blighter, chap, cub, cuss, fella, feller, fellow, gent, laddie, sonny, sonny boy

See Also: boy, dog, male, male child, male person

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