Lad to Lag
(Lad) obs. p. p. of Lead, to guide. Chaucer.
(Lad) n. [OE. ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. llawd, Ir. lath. &radic123. Cf. Lass.]
1. A boy; a youth; a stripling. "Cupid is a knavish lad." Shak.
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes.John vi. 9.
2. A companion; a comrade; a mate.
Lad's love. (Bot.) See Boy's love, under Boy.
(Lad"a*num) n. [L. ladanum, ledanum, Gr. la`danon, lh`danon, fr. lh^don name of a shrub,
mastic; cf. Per. ladan, laden. Cf. Laudanum.] A gum resin gathered from certain Oriental species of
Cistus. It has a pungent odor and is chiefly used in making plasters, and for fumigation. [Written also
(Lad"de) obs. imp. of Lead, to guide. Chaucer.
(Lad"der) n. [OE. laddre, AS. hl&aemacrder, hl&aemacrdder; akin to OFries. hladder, OHG.
leitara, G. leiter, and from the root of E. lean, v. &radic40. See Lean, v. i., and cf. Climax.]
1. A frame usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, for ascent and descent, consisting of two side
pieces to which are fastened cross strips or rounds forming steps.
Some the engines play,Dryden.
And some, more bold, mount ladders to the fire.
2. That which resembles a ladder in form or use; hence, that by means of which one attains to eminence.
Lowliness is young ambition's ladder.Shak. Fish ladder. See under Fish. Ladder beetle (Zoöl.), an American leaf beetle The elytra are silvery
white, striped and spotted with green; the under wings are rose- colored. It feeds upon the linden tree.
Ladder handle, an iron rail at the side of a vertical fixed ladder, to grasp with the hand in climbing.
Ladder shell (Zoöl.), a spiral marine shell of the genus Scalaria. See Scalaria.
(Lad"die) n. A lad; a male sweetheart. [Scot.]
(Lade) v. t. [imp. Laded; p. p. Laded, Laden (lad'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Lading.] [AS. hladan to
heap, load, draw (water); akin to D. & G. laden to load, OHG. hladan, ladan, Icel. hlaða, Sw. ladda,
Dan. lade, Goth. afhlaþan. Cf. Load, Ladle, Lathe for turning, Last a load.]
1. To load; to put a burden or freight on or in; generally followed by that which receives the load, as
the direct object.
And they laded their asses with the corn.Gen. xlii. 26.
2. To throw in or out, with a ladle or dipper; to dip; as, to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern.
And chides the sea that sunders him from thence,Shak.
Saying, he'll lade it dry to have his way.
3. (Plate Glass Manuf.) To transfer (the molten glass) from the pot to the forming table.
(Lade), v. i. [See Lade, v. t.]
1. To draw water. [Obs.]
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