[heyd] /heɪd/

Geology. the angle between a fault plane and the vertical, measured perpendicular to the strike of the fault; complement of the dip.
Mining. the inclination of a vein or seam from the vertical.
verb (used without object), haded, hading.
(of a fault, vein, or seam) to incline from a vertical position.
the angle made to the vertical by the plane of a fault or vein
(obsolete) (intransitive) (of faults or veins) to incline from the vertical

Old English had “person, individual, character, individuality; condition, state, nature; sex, race, family, tribe;” see -hood. Obsolete after 14c. Cognate with Old Saxon hed “condition, rank, Old Norse heiðr “honor, dignity,” Old High German heit, Gothic haidus “way, manner.”


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