bad meaning

EN[bæd] [bæːd] [bɛd] [bɛt] [-æd]
  • Bad or BAD may refer to:

    Definition of bad in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. SLA error, mistake.
      1. Sorry, my bad!
  • VerbSGbadsPRbaddingPT, PPbadded
    1. (archaic) Alternative past tense of bid. See bade.
      1. (Britain, dialect) VT To shell (a walnut).
      2. AdjectiveCOMworseCOMbadderSUPworstSUPbaddest
        1. Not good; unfavorable; negative.
          1. He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.
        2. Not suitable or fitting.
          1. Do you think it is a bad idea to confront him directly? ‎
        3. Seemingly non-appropriate, in manners, etc.
          1. “[…] if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't stand is to have them togs called a livery. […]”
        4. Unhealthy.
          1. Lard is bad for you. Smoking is bad for you, too. Grapes are bad for dogs but not for humans.
        5. Tricky; stressful; unpleasant.
          1. Divorce is usually a bad experience for everybody involved. ‎
        6. Evil; wicked.
          1. Be careful. There are bad people in the world. ‎
        7. Faulty; not functional.
          1. I had a bad headlight. ‎
        8. (of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe.
          1. These apples have gone bad. ‎
        9. (of breath) Malodorous, foul.
          1. Bad breath is not pleasant for anyone. ‎
        10. INF Bold and daring.
          1. (of a need or want) Severe, urgent.
            1. He is in bad need of a haircut. ‎
          2. (Should we move(+) this sense?) SLA Fantastic.
            1. You is [sic] bad, man!
        11. AdverbCOMworseCOMbadderSUPworstSUPbaddest
          1. (now colloquial) Badly.
            1. I didn't do too bad in the last exam.
        12. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • His opponent said it was all a smear campaign to make him look bad in the eyes of the voters.
            • After hours of trying, he eventually gave it up as a bad job.
            • In its ongoing efforts to nail the bad guys, the US Department of Homeland Security is investing heavily in the sniff test: "odourprint".
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • He was arrested for fomenting a riot; after all, it's bad enough being in a riot but starting one is much worse.
            • She was very ill last week but this week she’s worse.
            • This is only the tip of the iceberg. Our problems can become much worse.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Adjectives by inflection type
              • Irregular adjectives
                • Suppletive adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Verb forms
                      • Transitive verbs
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                    1. en bade
                    2. en badly
                    3. en badge
                    4. fr badge
                    5. en badness
                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Meaning of bad for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "bad" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjectives by inflection type. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form and a transitive verb.
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