Wade, Virginia Wade(verb)
English tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)
walk (through relatively shallow water)
"Can we wade across the river to the other side?"; "Wade the pond"
an act of wading
to walk through water or something that impedes progress.
to progress with difficulty
, transferred from the surname.
Origin: Old English wadan, from wadanan, from Proto-Indo-European *wadh- "to go". Cognates include Latin vadere "go, walk; rush" (whence English invade, evade).
to go; to move forward
to walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc
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
to pass or cross by wading; as, he waded /he rivers and swamps
the act of wading
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
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.]
The numerical value of wade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of wade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade.
We have to give her time and her office time to wade through those papers.
We have to give her time and give her office time to wade through the papers they will receive.
As a general proposition I understand the importance of the precedent set forth in Roe v. Wade.
This would be the most devastating abortion restrictions allowed to go into effect since Roe v. Wade.
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- rämpiä, tarpoa, kahlata, kahluuFinnish
- grunnaichScottish Gaelic
- guado, guadareItalian
- vasse, vadeNorwegian
- продираться, пробиратьсяRussian
- probijati se, gacatiSerbo-Croatian
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