What does wade mean?

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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"


  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

  7. Origin: [OE. waden to wade, to go, AS. wadan; akin to OFries. wada, D. waden, OHG. watan, Icel. vaa, Sw. vada, Dan. vade, L. vadere to go, walk, vadum a ford. Cf. Evade, Invade, Pervade, Waddle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wade

    wād, v.i. to walk through any substance that yields to the feet, as water: to pass with difficulty or labour.—n. (coll.) a ford.—n. Wā′der, one who wades: a bird that wades, e.g, the heron: (pl.) high waterproof boots used by fishermen for wading. [A.S. wadan, to move; Ger. waten.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. State Sen. Catherine Pugh:

    We have to give her time and her office time to wade through those papers.

  2. Catherine Pugh:

    We have to give her time and give her office time to wade through the papers they will receive.

  3. Nancy Northup:

    This would be the most devastating abortion restrictions allowed to go into effect since Roe v. Wade.

  4. Meredith Cross:

    I do not think it is a good idea to require companies to provide an encyclopedia of data and make people wade their way through it. That doesn't strike me as a reasonable approach.

  5. Gore Vidal:

    It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of

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