scad

scad
scad (n.) c.1600, Cornish name for a type of fish abundant on the British coast; perhaps a variant of SHAD (Cf. shad).

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  • Scad — Scad, n. [Gael. & Ir. sgadan a herring.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small carangoid fish ({Trachurus saurus}) abundant on the European coast, and less common on the American. The name is applied also to several allied species. (b) The goggler; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scad — scad·dle; scad; …   English syllables

  • scad — ☆ scad scad1 [skad] n. pl. scad or scads [akin to SHAD] any of various edible jack fishes (esp. genus Decapterus) scad2 [skad] n. [< ?] [usually pl.] Informal a very large number or amount [scads of money] …   English World dictionary

  • scad — scad1 /skad/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) scad, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) scads. 1. any carangid fish of the genus Decapterus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical shore waters. 2. any of several related carangid fishes, as… …   Universalium

  • Scad — Recorded in several spellings including Skade, Skaid, Scad, Scade, Sked, and in the 17th century, Scud, this is a Scottish surname from the Highlands region. It is a derivation of the pre 8th century Norse Viking word skeid meaning a racecourse,… …   Surnames reference

  • scad — {{#}}{{LM S44753}}{{〓}} {{[}}scad{{]}} {{■}}(ing.){{□}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} → {{↑}}scad diving{{↓}}. {{★}}{{\}}PRONUNCIACIÓN:{{/}} [eskád]. {{★}}{{\}}ORTOGRAFÍA:{{/}} Por ser un extranjerismo debe escribirse con cursiva u otra diferenciación gráfica …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • scad — Friar Fri ar, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[ e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scad — I. noun (plural scad; also scads) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1602 any of several carangid fishes (especially of the genus Decapterus) II. noun Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect scald a multitude Date: 1869 a large number or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SCAD deficiency — SCAD de·fi·cien·cy short chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency; see under acyl CoA dehydrogenase …   Medical dictionary

  • scad diving — {{#}}{{LM S42062}}{{〓}} {{[}}scad diving{{]}} {{■}}(ing.){{□}} (también {{◎}}scad{{ ̄}}) {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Actividad que consiste en lanzarse al vacío desde gran altura para caer en una red suspendida a varios metros del suelo.… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

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