- a small paper disk or square formed when a hole is punched in a punch card or paper tape.
Origin of chad
- Lake, a lake in Africa at the junction of four countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. 5000 to 10,000 sq. mi. (13,000 to 26,000 sq. km) (seasonal variation).
- Official name Republic of Chad. a republic in N central Africa, E of Lake Chad: a member of the French Community; formerly part of French Equatorial Africa. 501,000 sq. mi. (1,297,590 sq. km). Capital: N'Djamena.
- a male given name.
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Contemporary Examples of chad
Diplomats from Egypt, Chad, Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan have met in Cairo to discuss how to halt the violence in Libya.Libya’s Proxy Apocalypse
August 27, 2014
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
August 5, 2014
Aided by Democratic PR professionals Chad Griffin and Kristin Schake, they find them.How the Tide Turned on Gay Marriage
June 20, 2014
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
May 23, 2014
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
January 25, 2014
Historical Examples of chad
Here is the sketch: it's pretty good of Nora, but of course it's a caricature of Chad.
But she wasn't as nice as she looked; in her way she was as snobbish as is Chad.
I was alone on the stoop when the boys got back,—Chad wasn't with them.
Phil was speaking sharply,—I wondered Nora and Chad didn't hear him.
And he isn't up to Chad's tricks, or the set he's got him into.
- the small pieces of cardboard or paper removed during the punching of holes in computer printer paper, paper tape, etc
Word Origin for chad
- 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
Word Origin and History for chad
also Mr. Chad, graffiti drawing of a head peering over a fence or wall, with the caption, "Wot, no ______?" (the U.S. version usually had "Kilroy was here"), in reaction to shortages and rationing, 1945, British, of unknown origin.
African nation, former French colony (Tchad), independent since 1960, named for Lake Chad, which is from a local word meaning "lake, large expanse of water." An ironic name for such a desert country.
"hanging flap or piece after a hole is punched in paper," a word unknown to most people until the 2000 U.S. presidential election (when the outcome hinged on partially punched paper ballots in some Florida counties), attested by 1930, of unknown origin.