1. A boy; a youth; a stripling. "Cupid is a knavish lad." "There is a lad here, which hath fire barley loaves and two small fishes." (John vi. 9)

2. A companion; a comrade; a mate. Lad's love.

<botany> See Boy's love, under Boy.

Origin: OE. Ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. Awd, Ir. Lath. Cf. Lass.

(01 Mar 1998)

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