Wadi definition

wädē
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A gully or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
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An oasis.
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A valley, gully, or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
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A stream that flows through such a channel.
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In Arabia, N Africa, etc.,
  • A valley, ravine, or watercourse that is dry except during the rainy season.
  • The stream or rush of water that flows through it.
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The definition of a wadi is a valley, oasis, stream bed, etc. that is only wet during the wet season.

An example of a wadi is a stream that dries up completely during the dry season.

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A valley, gully, or stream bed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wadi
Plural:
wadis

Origin of wadi

  • Arabic wādi wdy in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic وَادِي (wādī).

    From Wiktionary