AskDefine | Define wade

Dictionary Definition

Wade n : English tennis player who won may women's singles titles (born in 1945) [syn: Virginia Wade] v : walk (through relatively shallow water); "Can we wade across the river to the other side?"; "Wade the pond"

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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. to walk through water or something that impedes progress
  2. to progress with difficulty

Translations

to walk through water or something that impedes progress
to progress with difficulty

Noun

  1. an act of wading

Extensive Definition

Wade is a first name, and may refer to

See also

wade in German: Wade
wade in Esperanto: Wade
wade in French: Wade
wade in Polish: Wade
wade in Volapük: Wade
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