Definition of Gadding

1. a. & n. Going about much, needlessly or without purpose.



Definition of Gadding

1. Verb. (present participle of gad) ¹

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Definition of Gadding

1. gad [v] - See also: gad

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gadding

gacked
gacking
gacks
gad
gadabouts
gadarene
gadbee
gadbees
gadded
gadder
gadders
gaddest
gaddeth
gaddi
gadding (current term)
gaddingly
gaddis
gaddish
gade
gades
gadflies
gadfly
gadge
gadges
gadget
gadgetbahn
gadgetbahnen
gadgeteer
gadgeteers

Literary usage of Gadding

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1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"A right title to his own condition is his book, who, like a wild beast, is gadding up and down; but the Lord rebuke such spirits. His principles follow. ..."

2. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"Then idle Time ran gadding by And left me with Eternity alone; I hear beyond the range of sound, I see beyond the verge of sight, — I see, smell, taste, ..."

3. On English Poetry: Being an Irregular Approach to the Psychology of this Art by Robert Graves (1922)
"IX THE gadding VINE WHEN we say that a poet is born not made, it is saying something much more that Poetry is essentially spontaneous in origin, ..."

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