IPA: wˈeɪd


  • An act of wading.
  • (colloquial) A ford; a place to cross a river.
  • A topographic surname from Old English.
  • A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • A system of romanization for the Chinese language based on 19th-century Pekingese pronunciation, worked out by Thomas Wade.
  • A number of places in the United States:
  • A town in Aroostook County, Maine.
  • A census-designated place in Jackson County, Mississippi.
  • A town in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
  • An unincorporated community in Washington County, Ohio.
  • Two townships in Illinois, in Clinton County and Jasper County.
  • Obsolete form of woad. [(countable) The plant Isatis tinctoria.]


  • (intransitive) to walk through water or something that impedes progress.
  • (intransitive) to progress with difficulty
  • (transitive) to walk through (water or similar impediment); to pass through by wading
  • (intransitive) To enter recklessly.

Examples of "wade" in Sentences

  • Anna wades into the sea in anguish after the ceremony.
  • Phoebe marries the much younger Wade in a drunken stupor.
  • I do agree that Roe v. wade is a hard decision to defend.
  • Fixed "wade" water sound not playing correctly on maps like Chateau.
  • If roe v. wade is overturned, no more republicans … sounds good to me.
  • Phoebe marries the much younger Wade who is known for a drunken stupor.
  • At the foot of the tower is the vault of the Wade family from Wades Green.
  • Renald Wade is a slightly inarticulate young man whose marriage is in a mess.
  • One can haphazardly find Wade Giles and Pinyin combined in the same articles.
  • It's going to be interesting to watch him kind of wade into the waters of Washington politics.
  • You are well informed and you can surf the Web when others of us just kind of wade in the shallows.
  • As objects move through space they have to 'wade' through these Higgs particles that 'cling' to them, causing a drag that shows up as mass.
  • Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, the actor - HRG on the NBC series - said that the season four finale will enable them to "wade" into a new volume.
  • That means it can "wade" through standing water that is 27.56 inches deep -- a level just under the headlights, almost to the top of the tires and nearly halfway up the tops of the doors -
  • Aside from the disaster of overturning roe v wade, which is a very likely scenario if McCain wins and appoints an anti-choice judge, I think obama is more likely to appoint a justice who might actually be representative of a slice of america not presently represented on the court.

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