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  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.
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verb (used without object), had·ed, had·ing.
  1. (of a fault, vein, or seam) to incline from a vertical position.
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Origin of hade

First recorded in 1675–85; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for hade

Historical Examples

  • This done, of the multiplying, the last is to be hade into the last of the nombre to be multipliede.

    The Earliest Arithmetics in English


  • But nombre may be hade twies in nombre, for other it is hade in hym-selfe, oer in a-noer.

  • A thrust fault with a hade of 80°, with surface baseleveled.

    The Elements of Geology

    William Harmon Norton

  • Hade mushe halal,” (that is not lawful,) said I to him with a loud voice.

    The Bible in Spain

    George Borrow

  • War you tryin' to make out hu' come my hade is sot like this-a-way?

    The Mountain Girl

    Payne Erskine

British Dictionary definitions for hade


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

C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for hade


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."

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