- Appropriate to wade in.
- The pool is too small for doing laps: it's only a wading pool.
- Which wades.
- Flamingos are wading birds.
- Present participle of wade.
- The act of one who wades.
Variant of wade
intransitive verbwaded, wading
- to walk through any substance, as water, mud, snow, sand, tall grass, etc., that offers resistance
- to walk about in shallow water, as for amusement
- to go forward with effort or difficulty: to wade through a long report
- ☆ Informal to move energetically into action; attack with vigor: with in or into
- Obsolete to go; proceed; pass
Origin of wadeMiddle English waden ; from Old English to go, akin to German waten, to wade ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wādh-, to go, stride forward from source Classical Latin vadere, to go, vadare, to wade
to go across or through by wading: to wade a brook
an act of wading