1. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 121
2. [ noun ] (government,geography) a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
Synonyms: republic_of_chad Tchad
Related terms: African_country Chadian Africa Ndjamena
3. [ noun ] a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
Related terms: paper swinging_chad hanging_chad tri-chad dimple
4. [ noun ] (geography) a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
Synonyms: Lake_Chad
Related terms: lake Africa
5. [ adjective ] of or relating to or characteristic of the Republic of Chad or its people or language
Synonyms: Chadian

"the Chadian desert" "Chad soldiers" "Chadian folktales"

6. [ noun ] (linguistics) 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_language Chadic
Related terms: Afroasiatic Biu-Mandara Masa East_Chadic West_Chadic
Similar spelling:   Chadd