Wade definitions

wād
An act of wading.
noun
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To walk through any substance, as water, mud, snow, sand, tall grass, etc., that offers resistance.
verb
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To walk about in shallow water, as for amusement.
verb
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To go forward with effort or difficulty.

To wade through a long report.

verb
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To move energetically into action; attack with vigor.
verb
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To go; proceed; pass.
verb
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To go across or through by wading.

To wade a brook.

verb
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The act or an instance of wading.
noun
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To walk in or through water or something else that similarly impedes normal movement.
verb
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To cross or pass through (water, for example) with difficulty.

Wade a swift creek.

verb
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An act of wading.
noun
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pronoun
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To wade is to walk through a shallow area of water or other substance or to move slowly through something tedious.

An example of wade is when you walk through two feet of water on the edge of a lake.

An example of wade is when you slowly read through a long and dense book.

verb
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Obsolete form of woad.

noun
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A male given name, transferred from the surname.
pronoun
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
noun
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A system of romanization for the Chinese language based on 19th-century Pekingese pronunciation, worked out by Thomas Wade.
pronoun
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(intransitive) To walk through water or something that impedes progress.
verb
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(intransitive) To progress with difficulty.

To wade through a dull book.

verb
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To walk through (water or similar impediment); to pass through by wading.

Wading swamps and rivers.

verb
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(intransitive) To enter recklessly.

To wade into a fight or a debate.

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Origin of wade

Old English wadan, from Proto-Germanic *wadanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *wadh- "to go". Cognates include Latin vadere "go, walk; rush" (whence English invade, evade).