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chad

a tiny chip of paper left hanging in hole-punched cards and ballots
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Chad

Chad

 (chăd)
A country of north-central Africa. Once part of French Equatorial Africa, it became independent in 1960. N'Djamena is the capital and the largest city.

Chad′i·an adj. & n.

chad

 (chăd)
n.
1. Scraps or bits of paper, such as the perforated edges of paper for tractor feed printers or the tiny rectangles punched out from data cards.
2. One of these scraps or bits of paper.

[Origin unknown.]

chad

(tʃæd)
n
(Computer Science) the small pieces of cardboard or paper removed during the punching of holes in computer printer paper, paper tape, etc
[C20: perhaps based on chaff1]

Chad

(tʃæd)
n
1. (Placename) 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
2. (Placename) 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

chad

(tʃæd)

n.
1. the small paper disks or squares formed when holes are punched in punch cards, punch-card ballots, or paper tape.
2. one of these disks or squares.
[1935–40; orig. uncertain]
chad′less, adj.

Chad

(tʃæd)

n.
1. Lake, a lake in Africa at the junction of Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. 5000 to 10,000 sq. mi. (13,000 to 26,000 sq. km) (seasonal variation).
2. Republic of, a republic in N central Africa, E of Lake Chad: a member of the French Community. 7,557,436; 501,000 sq. mi. (1,297,590 sq. km). Cap.: N'Djamena.
French, Tchad.
Chad′i•an, n., adj.

chad

- A hole poked out of cards or paper.
See also related terms for holes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chad - a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
dimple, dimpled chad, pregnant chad - a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
hanging chad - a chad that is incompletely removed and hanging by one corner
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
swinging chad - a chad that is incompletely removed and still attached at two corners
tri-chad - a chad that is incompletely removed and still attached at three corners
2.Chad - a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
3.Chad - a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
capital of Chad, Fort-Lamy, Ndjamena, N'Djamena - the capital and largest city of Chad; located in the southwestern on the Shari river
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Chadian - a native or inhabitant of Chad
4.Chad - a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
West Chadic - a group of Chadic languages spoken in northern Nigeria; Hausa in the most important member
Biu-Mandara - a group of Chadic languages spoken in the border area between Cameroon and Nigeria south of Lake Chad
East Chadic - a group of Chadic languages spoken in Chad
Masa - an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages
Afrasian, Afrasian language, Afroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Hamito-Semitic - a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
Translations
Čad
Tchad
Ĉado
Tšaad
Tšad
Čad
Csád
チャド
차드
Ciad
Čad
Tchad
ประเทศชาดในอัฟริกา
nước Chad

Chad

[tʃæd]
A. NChad m
Lake ChadLago m Chad
B. ADJchadiano

Chad

[ˈtʃæd] nTchad m

Chad

nder Tschad

Chad

[tʃæd] nCiad m

chad

تشاد Čad Tchad Taschad Τσαντ Chad Tšad Tchad Čad Ciad チャド 차드 Tsjaad Tsjad Czad República do Chade Чад Tchad ประเทศชาดในอัฟริกา Çad nước Chad 乍得
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So the group in the vicinity of the blacksmith's door was by no means a close one, and formed no screen in front of Chad Cranage, the blacksmith himself, who stood with his black brawny arms folded, leaning against the door-post, and occasionally sending forth a bellowing laugh at his own jokes, giving them a marked preference over the sarcasms of Wiry Ben, who had renounced the pleasures of the Holly Bush for the sake of seeing life under a new form.
Others chose to continue standing, and had turned their faces towards the villagers with a look of melancholy compassion, which was highly amusing to Bessy Cranage, the blacksmith's buxom daughter, known to her neighbours as Chad's Bess, who wondered "why the folks war amakin' faces a that'ns." Chad's Bess was the object of peculiar compassion, because her hair, being turned back under a cap which was set at the top of her head, exposed to view an ornament of which she was much prouder than of her red cheeks--namely, a pair of large round ear-rings with false garnets in them, ornaments condemned not only by the Methodists, but by her own cousin and namesake Timothy's Bess, who, with much cousinly feeling, often wished "them ear- rings" might come to good.
Timothy's Bess, though retaining her maiden appellation among her familiars, had long been the wife of Sandy Jim, and possessed a handsome set of matronly jewels, of which it is enough to mention the heavy baby she was rocking in her arms, and the sturdy fellow of five in kneebreeches, and red legs, who had a rusty milk-can round his neck by way of drum, and was very carefully avoided by Chad's small terrier.
Gie him here to me, Jim," said Chad Cranage; "I'll tie hirs up an' shoe him as I do th' hosses.
"I'd advise you not to be up to no nonsense, Chad," said Mr.
Joshua Rann gave a long cough, as if he were clearing his throat in order to come to a new understanding with himself; Chad Cranage lifted up his leather skull-cap and scratched his head; and Wiry Ben wondered how Seth had the pluck to think of courting her.
In front of Sandy Jim stood Chad's Bess, who had shown an unwonted quietude and fixity of attention ever since Dinah had begun to speak.
Her father, Chad, frightened lest he should be "laid hold on" too, this impression on the rebellious Bess striking him as nothing less than a miracle, walked hastily away and began to work at his anvil by way of reassuring himself.
He declared that the United Nations has not been helpful in providing logistic support for the conduct of elections in Chad and expressed the hope that Nigeria's assistance would come handy.
N'DJAMENA, Chad -- The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Chad organized a national workshop on the harmonization of the reception, screening and profiling process for persons associated with Boko Haram from 10 to 12 July in N'Djamena, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Counter Terrorism-Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).
class="font-size--16 MsoNormalSecurity sources said the seven Chadian soldiers and the guard were killed in an ambush on Friday in Mbomouga in Chad's Ngouboua area, and another 13 people were wounded.