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Dictionary Definition

brad n : a small nail v : fasten with brads

User Contributed Dictionary

see Brad



Variant of brod.




  1. A thin nail, usually small, with a slight projection at the top on one side instead of a head, or occasionally with a small domed head, similar to that of an escutcheon pin.
  2. (U.S. elementary school usage, particularly kindergarten and primary grades) A paper fastener, a fastening device formed of thin, soft metal, such as shim brass, with a round head and a flat, split shank, which is spread after insertion in a hole in a stack of pages, in much the same way as a cotter pin or a split rivet.

Derived terms

Old English


Common Germanic *braidhaz





A pre-Roman substratum word, akin to Albanian bredh


brad (pl. brazi)
  1. fir, Abies alba.
  2. pine tree.
  3. pine wood.

Extensive Definition

Brad can refer to:
brad in Welsh: Brad (gwahaniaethu)
brad in German: Brad
brad in French: Brad
brad in Italian: Brad
brad in Polish: Brad
brad in Romanian: Brad (dezambiguizare)
brad in Thai: แบรด
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