(noun, verb, interjection)


1. An exclamatory interjection roughly equivalent to 'by God', 'goodness gracious', 'for goodness' sake'.

- 1905 That's the trouble -- it was too easy for you -- you got reckless -- thought you could turn me inside out, and chuck me in the gutter like an empty purse. But, by gad, that ain't playing fair: that's dodging the rules of the game. — Edith Wharton, House of Mirth.


1. an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months

Definition categories: state

2. a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward

Similar word(s): spur

Definition categories: man–made, goad, prod


1. wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

Similar word(s): gallivant

Definition categories: motion, cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander