Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

gad around

 and gad about
to go from place to place, having fun. I'm too old to gad around like that. She wasted too much time gadding about with her friends.
See also: around, gad

on (or upon) the gad

on the move.
The noun gad is archaic and is now used only in this expression. The verb gad meaning ‘go from one place to another in search of pleasure’, is more familiar today; both may have their origins in an obsolete word gadling , meaning ‘a wanderer or vagabond’.
See also: gad, on
References in periodicals archive ?
Billy Crystal is one of my idols, literally one of my idols,'' Gad continued.
Nanotransmitters produced in conjunction with GAD metabolism show direct associations with a multitude of diseases: diabetes, autism, arthritis, Parkinson's, ALS, multiple sclerosis, joint pain and deterioration, auditory disorders, celiac disease, Crohn's, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, schizophrenia, bipolar and anxiety disorders, aspartame sensitivity, MSG reactions, lupus, fibromyalgia, depression, seizures, brain signaling, the use of calcitonin (cancer related), histidine function (seasonal allergies), cellular inflammation, and vaccination reactions.
ORDER OF BIRTH MOTHER ORDER OF BLESSING MOTHER Reuben Leah Reuben Leah Shimon Leah Shimon Leah Levi Leah Levi Leah Judah Leah Judah Leah Dan Bilhah Zebulun Leah Naphtali Bilhah Issachar Leah Gad Zilpah Dan Bilhah Asher Zilpah Gad Zilpah Issachar Leah Asher Zilpah Zebulun Leah Naphtali Bilhah Joseph Rachel Joseph Rachel Benjamin Rachel Benjamin Rachel
Gameela Ismail, Nour's wife and spokeswoman of the Gad party told AlArabiya.
As an extra added incentive, GAD is putting together a prize package valued over $150 for the winner.
With the publication of his Science in the Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Traditions Gad Freudenthal has joined such respected names as C.
Though GAD has been formally recognized by the medical community and is
Viral gene transfer was used to alter expression of GABA receptor a-1 subunits and GAD production to study effects on the audiogenic seizure (AGS) model for epilepsy.
Esma Sultan proved so successful that the developers contacted GAD Architecture to make a structure that would allow all weather use--though Istanbul can be baking in summer, it can be very cold and wet in winter as the wind buffets down between grey planes of sea and sky.
GAD is an ongoing feeling of intense worry, dread or impending doom that interferes with daily life.
The design is similar to the existing GHA holder but has been modified to carry a wider selection of adapters apart from the GAD and PAD styles.
paroxetine, GlaxoSmithKline) A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) for treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the first SSRI and the second drug to be approved specifically for GAD.
The idea is that if I see it all day, I'll remember it better,'' said Gad, 17, who also was a member of last year's team.