a small paper disk or square formed when a hole is punched in a punch card or paper tape.
Other definitions for Chad (2 of 3)
Lake Chad, a lake in Africa at the junction of four countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. 5,000 to 10,000 sq. mi. (13,000 to 26,000 sq. km) (seasonal variation).
Official name Republic of Chad. a republic in northern central Africa, east of Lake Chad. 501,000 sq. mi. (1,297,590 sq. km). Capital: N'Djamena.
- French Tchad [chad] /tʃad/ (for defs. 1, 2).
Other definitions for Chad (3 of 3)
a male given name.
Sometimes chad .Slang: Sometimes Disparaging. a confident, successful, athletic man who is attractive to women, sometimes one who is perceived as hypermasculine, arrogant, or shallow.
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How to use chad in a sentence
In chad, which took years to finally hit screens, she plays a high-school boy navigating the pressures of tenuous teenage social circles and hormones.The Best TV Shows of 2021 (So Far): From ‘Hacks’ to ‘WandaVision’ | Kevin Fallon | July 2, 2021 | The Daily Beast
After the verdict, Bahena Rivera’s defense attorneys, chad and Jennifer Frese, expressed their dismay with the jury’s conclusion, saying they would appeal the decision.Iowa Farmworker Found Guilty of Murdering Mollie Tibbetts | Pilar Melendez | May 28, 2021 | The Daily Beast
“I can’t confirm or deny that,” Pulitzer said during an earnest two-hour phone conversation that covered everything from hanging chads to conquistador spears.
A recent blockage of social media in chad lasted for more than a year.The more Africans do business online, the more they hate internet shutdowns | Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz | May 10, 2021 | Quartz
That stands to be a life-changing boon to coffee-growers in Peru, textile-weavers in chad, medical instrument producers in Bangalore and everyone in between.China's Cainiao Is Revolutionizing How Goods Get Delivered. Will the Rest of the World Follow Its Rules? | Charlie Campbell / Hangzhou | November 24, 2020 | Time
Diplomats from Egypt, chad, Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan have met in Cairo to discuss how to halt the violence in Libya.
The winner of the primary is likely to face Shawnee County district attorney chad Taylor in November.D-Day for Milton Wolf, Obama’s Tea Party Cousin, in Kansas Senate Primary | Ben Jacobs | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Aided by Democratic PR professionals chad Griffin and Kristin Schake, they find them.
As far as celebrity doppelgangers go, no one can top comic actor Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer chad Smith.Viral Video of the Day: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Drum-Off | Alex Chancey | May 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Words had been exchanged and the texter, chad Oulson, had stood up and may have thrown a bag of popcorn.The Movie Murder 911 Tape: Victim’s Last Breaths, With Shooter Nearby | Michael Daly | January 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a few moments the ancient belfry of St. chad's began to send forth its mellow chimes.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
But like a flash Nora got behind her chair, putting it between herself and chad.
She made a motion of her hand as if dismissing him, but chad never moved.
Here is the sketch: it's pretty good of Nora, but of course it's a caricature of chad.
And he isn't up to chad's tricks, or the set he's got him into.
British Dictionary definitions for chad (1 of 2)
the small pieces of cardboard or paper removed during the punching of holes in computer printer paper, paper tape, etc
British Dictionary definitions for Chad (2 of 2)
a republic in N central Africa: made a territory of French Equatorial Africa in 1910; became independent in 1960; contains much desert and the Tibesti Mountains, with Lake Chad in the west; produces chiefly cotton and livestock; suffered intermittent civil war from 1963 and prolonged drought. Official languages: Arabic; French. Religion: Muslim majority, also Christian and animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Ndjamena. Pop: 11 193 452 (2013 est). Area: 1 284 000 sq km (495 750 sq miles): French name: Tchad
Lake Chad a lake in N central Africa: fed chiefly by the Shari River, it has no apparent outlet. Area: at fullest extent 10 000 to 26 000 sq km (4000 to 10 000 sq miles), varying seasonally; it has shrunk considerably in recent years
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Cultural definitions for Chad
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