1. Proper noun.  (surname, A An) for a cooper.
  2. Proper noun.  (given name, male) transferred from the surname. .
  3. Adjective.  (context, of an animal) abandoned by its mother and reared by hand.
  4. Noun.  a prickly, bushy Mediterranean juniper, ''Juniperus oxycedrus'', whose wood yields a tar.
  5. Noun.  (archaic) A cask or barrel, used in the British ''Book of Rates'' for a determinate number of some sort of fish. For example, a cade of herrings was a vessel containing 500 herrings, while a cade of sprats contained 1,000.

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