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Chad   /tʃæd/   Listen
Chad

noun
1.
A small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape.
2.
A lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river.  Synonym: Lake Chad.
3.
A landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960.  Synonyms: Republic of Chad, Tchad.
4.
A family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa.  Synonyms: Chadic, Chadic language.



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"Chad" Quotes from Famous Books



... look up again at the first paragraph (it will do him no harm), and think how it would look all written out in fair uncials like the beautiful Gospels of St. Chad, which anyone may see for nothing in the cathedral of Lichfield, an English town famous for eight or nine different things: as Garrick, Doctor Johnson, and its two opposite inns. Come, read that first paragraph over now and see ...
— First and Last • H. Belloc



Words linked to "Chad" :   Afrasian language, Afroasiatic, Biu-Mandara, Ndjamena, Africa, lake, Hamito-Semitic, African country, African nation, Afroasiatic language, dimple, Masa, Afro-Asiatic, Afrasian, Fort-Lamy, N'Djamena, paper



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