Meaning of RAD in English


I. ˈrad adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hræd — more at rathe

dialect : quick , ready , eager ; also : elated , exhilarated

II. adjective

Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hræddr afraid, hrathr quick, rash — more at rathe

Scotland : afraid

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for radiation

: a unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation equal to an energy of 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material

IV. abbreviation

1. radial

2. radian

3. radiant

4. radiator

5. radical

6. radio

7. radium

8. radius


[Latin radix ]


V. ˈrad adjective

Etymology: short for radical (herein)

slang : cool 8

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