Another way to say "high"
Phil- Hey bill, did I tell you about the party last night?

Bill- Phil, I was AT that party last night

Phil- Well fuck... I was really fucking rad last night...

Bill- yeah.... you were Phil...
بواسطة Charlietoes اغسطس 22, 2009
An abbreviation of 'radical'--a term made popular by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Still primarily used by people on the West Coast who find words like 'cool', 'awesome', and 'tight' to be tired and overused; 'rad' is generally considered to be a much higher praise than the aforementioned superlatives. Also used as a general expression of awe.
"Those are some rad shoes."
"Oh, RAD."
بواسطة Prettykitty يوليو 26, 2003
really cool, but in a more subtle way. as opposed to extreme or awesome. one of the highest compliments you can give someone. being rad is like being cool without having to work for it. it's like a natural coolness.
she seems quiet at frist, but she's actually pretty rad when you get to know her.

these pro skaters have it all wrong, it should be less extreme and more rad, like it was back in the day.
بواسطة electric jim اغسطس 15, 2004
the word used to describe something when u must describe it as positively as possible. Rad is the strongest alternative, and stronger than the word, 'cool'
Sex and Pizza are rad
بواسطة Captain|2ad نوفمبر 24, 2002
A young rapper from northern Europe. Born in 1997. Makes his own music videos and beats. Very underground, sometimes uses famous or underground beats. Usually very low budget but still best quality production. On the internet and other media sources he uses his name often with "Hip-Hop" behind it like: "Rad Hip-Hop" or RadHipHop for twitter and so on.
بواسطة Batman inc. يناير 3, 2014
Slang and/or abbreviation for the word "radical."
"Our trip to the strip club was rad!"
بواسطة x يناير 31, 2003
a unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation, corresponding to the absorption of 0.01 joule per kilogram of the absorbing material.
That hippo just absorbed exactly 1.3 rads of radiation.
بواسطة Nerdinitup يونيو 8, 2009
Shortend form of the word radical, a 100% slang word from the 1980's, used mostly in the past by people from Generation-X (people born in the late 60's early 70's) to describe something that's cool.

Apperantly lots teens today are starting to use it as well, most of 'm probably don't even know that it is a 80's slang word and if they do know, they probably are pretending that it's something of their generation.
That's a rad bike you've got.
بواسطة mitrooper سبتمبر 20, 2009

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