Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

hade

[heyd]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Geology. the angle between a fault plane and the vertical, measured perpendicular to the strike of the fault; complement of the dip.
  2. Mining. the inclination of a vein or seam from the vertical.
verb (used without object), had·ed, had·ing.
  1. (of a fault, vein, or seam) to incline from a vertical position.

Origin of hade

First recorded in 1675–85; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hading

Historical Examples

  • I shall meet Coquelin tomorrow night, and if Hading is not present I will send her picture to her by somebody.

    The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 4, 1886-1900

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)


British Dictionary definitions for hading

hade

noun
  1. the angle made to the vertical by the plane of a fault or vein
verb
  1. obsolete (intr) (of faults or veins) to incline from the vertical

Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for hading

hade

n.

Old English had "person, individual, character, individuality; condition, state, nature; sex, race, family, tribe;" see -hood. Obsolete after 14c. Cognate with Old Saxon hed "condition, rank, Old Norse heiðr "honor, dignity," Old High German heit, Gothic haidus "way, manner."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper