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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wadeweɪd(v.; n.)wad•ed, wad•ing

  1. (v.i.)to walk while partially immersed in water.

  2. to walk through a substance, as snow or sand, that impedes motion.

  3. to make one's way slowly or laboriously:

    to wade through a dull book.

  4. (v.t.)to cross by wading; ford:

    to wade a stream.

  5. wade in, to begin a task energetically.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  6. wade into, to attack with vigor and energy.

    Category: Idiom

  7. (n.)an act or instance of wading.

Origin of wade:

bef. 900; ME: to go, wade, OE wadan to go, c. MD, MLG waden, OHG watan, ON vatha; akin to OE wæd ford, sea, L vadum shoal, ford, vādere to go, rush

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wade, Virginia Wade(verb)

    English tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)

  2. wade(verb)

    walk (through relatively shallow water)

    "Can we wade across the river to the other side?"; "Wade the pond"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wade(verb)ɪd

    to walk through water

    They waded across the stream.


  1. wade(Noun)

    an act of wading

  2. wade(Verb)

    to walk through water or something that impedes progress.

  3. wade(Verb)

    to progress with difficulty

  4. Wade(ProperNoun)

    , transferred from the surname.

  5. Origin: Old English wadan, from wadanan, from Proto-Indo-European *wadh- "to go". Cognates include Latin vadere "go, walk; rush" (whence English invade, evade).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wade(noun)


  2. Wade(verb)

    to go; to move forward

  3. Wade(verb)

    to walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc

  4. Wade(verb)

    hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceed /lowly among objects or circumstances that constantly /inder or embarrass; as, to wade through a dull book

  5. Wade(verb)

    to pass or cross by wading; as, he waded /he rivers and swamps

  6. Wade(noun)

    the act of wading

Anagrams of WADE

  1. Dewa

  2. awed

Translations for WADE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to go or walk (through water, mud etc) with some difficulty

He waded across the river towards me; I've finally managed to wade through that boring book I had to read.

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