• Uncle Godfrey wades through snow, two horses and a dingo nearby
    Uncle Godfrey wades through snow, two horses and a dingo nearby
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wade walk (through relatively shallow water) "Can we wade across the river to the other side?","Wade the pond"
    • n Wade English tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason the soft drink Dr Pepper is called that is because the inventor Wade Morrison named it after Dr. Charles Pepper who had given him his first job
    • Wade Hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceed slowly among objects or circumstances that constantly binder or embarrass; as, to wade through a dull book. "And wades through fumes, and gropes his way.""The king's admirable conduct has waded through all these difficulties."
    • n Wade The act of wading.
    • Wade To go; to move forward. "When might is joined unto cruelty,
      Alas, too deep will the venom wade ."
      "Forbear, and wade no further in this speech."
    • v. t Wade To pass or cross by wading; as, he waded the rivers and swamps.
    • Wade To walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc. "So eagerly the fiend . . . With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way,
      And swims, or sinks, or wades , or creeps, or flies."
    • n Wade Woad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Roger Wrenn was the photographer who took the famous picture of General Douglas MacArthur wading ashore in the Philippines in October 1944.
    • wade To walk through any substance that impedes the free motion of the limbs; move by stepping through a fluid or other semiresisting medium: as, to wade through water; to wade through sand or snow.
    • wade To enter in; penetrate.
    • wade To move or pass with difficulty or labor, real or apparent; make way against hindrances or embarrassments, as depth, obscurity, or resistance, material or mental.
    • wade To pass or cross by wading; ford: as, to wade a stream.
    • n wade The act of wading: as, a wade in a brook.
    • n wade A place where wading is done; a ford.
    • n wade A road. See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Wade wād to walk through any substance that yields to the feet, as water: to pass with difficulty or labour
    • n Wade (coll.) a ford
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “I am in bloodSteppd in so far that, should I wade no more,Returning were as tedious as go oer.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. waden, to wade, to go, AS. wadan,; akin to OFries. wada, D. waden, OHG. watan, Icel. vaa, Sw. vada, Dan. vade, L. vadere, to go, walk, vadum, a ford. Cf. Evade Invade Pervade Waddle


In literature:

Mr. Wade Rawls was one and Mr. Osborne was another.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
More than half asleep already, he obeyed in silence, waded to the shore, and sat down on a bank to take off his moccasins.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
Clay and the other stranger reached the spot in the boat just as Ned and the lad he had so nobly rescued, waded out on the beach.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
Mr. Wade at the same time, made it known to Hon.
"A Military Genius" by Sarah Ellen Blackwell
Wade, Crown Prosecutor, Dr. Bonnar and others.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
In 1428, Abraham, a monk of Colchester, Milburn White, a priest and John Wade, a priest, were all three apprehended on a charge of heresy.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
You would have waded into him, and given him the worst thrashing he ever received.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
The entire figure of some little beast was seen as it waded the pool.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
He waded ashore, resolved to fish the riffles again to-morrow.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
If these maids ben't enough to drive an honest woman crazy, my name's not Philippa Wade.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
I swam a few strokes, and then wading gently and without noise, I stood upon the sandy shore.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Sometimes they were obliged to wade in the stream, and sometimes they walked along the edge.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
Twice over we waded in the middle of the water, where it was sandy, and found it nowhere over our knees.
"Through Forest and Stream" by George Manville Fenn
Numerous species of water and wading fowl fly over them, and plunge through their dark tide.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
We met Mr. Wade over an elaborate lunch.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
The mare objected very strongly to wading through it.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
He couldn't get the boat loose, and now he's going to wade.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Our boat grounded and we had to wade out a distance of two hundred yards.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
I waded through mud and water up the valley to-day over the site of the former village.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
He had, in fact, waded across it that very day in order to shorten the path.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

"Annan water's wading deep,
And my love Annie's wondrous bonny;
And I am laith she suld weet her feet,
Because I love her best of ony.
"Annan Water" by Andrew Lang
Last night-- how deep the darkness was!
And well I knew its depths, because
I waded it from shore to shore,
Thinking to reach the light no more.
"Last Night-- And This" by James Whitcomb Riley
And when the sailors had waded ashore
And their feet on the heathstone dried,
They hated to think of Eberly Moore
And Eberly's fair young bride.
"Eberly's Fair Young Bride" by Wallace Irwin
Lo, when we wade the tangled wood,
In haste and hurry to be there,
Nought seem its leaves and blossoms good,
For all that they be fashioned fair.
"Drawing Near The Light" by William Morris
O they rade on, and farther on,
And they waded thro rivers aboon the knee,
And they saw neither sun nor moon,
But they heard the roaring of the sea.
"Thomas The Rhymer" by Anonymous British
"Oh, 'er?" sez I. "She is a pearl.
I've 'eard she used to be Jim's girl;
But she was jist a child when Jim
Got out. She 'as forgotten 'im."
I knows jist wot is in 'is mind,
An' sez, "Wade in, if you're inclined."
"Jim's Girl" by C J Dennis

In news:

Scalia talks about Citizens United, Roe v Wade, other controversial decisions in visit.
Andre Iguodala and the Sixers are set to take center stage against Miami's 'Big Three' – LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett – No Disqualification Match.
Six automakers wading in with new models.
Wade Thomson hits two towering home runs, drives in four.
Like an idiot, I'm about to wade into a minor controversy that erupted a month or so ago.
Bradley Beal 'has a little Wade.
So Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the club's flagship radio station Friday that Wade Phillips would coach his team for the remainder of the 2010 season.
Wade Mainer , Country Music Pioneer, Dies at 104.
James Wade of San Marino High School is the Pasadena Star-News Boys Tennis Player of the Year.
James Wade had a lot to uphold.
Chelsea Wade March 18, 2012 6:59 am.
Marcello Mastroianni's Roman journalist and Anita Ekberg's Hollywood goddess wade into Trevi Fountain in one of "La Dolce Vita's" most enduring scenes.
Wade, Bosh Disappear As Heat Downed By Clippers 107-100.
He was born on Sept 23, 1938, to the late Robert and Elizabeth (Wade) Morin in Escanaba.

In science:

Wade, Approaches to generalize contact structures, to appear in Pure Applied Math.
Generalized Contact Structures
Wade, Contact manifolds and generalized complex structures, J.
From generalized Kaehler to generalized Sasakian structures
Wade, Dirac structures and paracomplex manifolds, C. R.
Dirac structures on generalized Riemannian manifolds
Wade, Asymptotic behaviour of randomly reflecting billiards in unbounded tubular domains, J.
Non-homogeneous random walks with non-integrable increments and heavy-tailed random walks on strips
Wade, Rate of escape and central limit theorem for the supercritical Lamperti problem, Stochastic Process.
Non-homogeneous random walks with non-integrable increments and heavy-tailed random walks on strips
MacPhee, Menshikov and Wade gave criteria for the existence of moments of exit times from wedges for Markov chains with asymptotically zero drifts and bounded increments.
Random Walks in Cones
Wade, Contact manifolds and generalized complex structures, J.
Dirac and Generalized Complex Structures on Cartan Geometries
Wade (2006) Random walk in random environment with asymptotically zero perturbation. J.
Localization for a random walk in slowly decreasing random potential
Wade (2008) Logarithmic speeds for one-dimensional perturbed random walk in random environment.
Localization for a random walk in slowly decreasing random potential
Wade, Random walk in random environment with asymptotically zero perturbation, J.
Random walk in mixed random environment without uniform ellipticity
Wade, Logarithmic speeds for one-dimensional perturbed random walk in random environment, Stochastic Process.
Random walk in mixed random environment without uniform ellipticity
Poon and Wade studied integrability conditions of generalized almost contact structures and gave nontrivial examples on the three-dimensional Heisenberg group and its cocompact quotients .
Generalized almost contact structures and generalized Sasakian structures
The UV continuum of cataclysmic variables is in rough agreement with the above assumption (Kiplinger 1979; Pringle, Verbunt, & Wade 1986; Wade 1984).
X-ray Spectroscopy of Accretion Disks and Stellar Winds in X-Ray Binaries
Furthermore, we do not have a complete list of all vacua and even if we did would presumably not have time to wade through the list and single out all of those that agree with the standard model at the electroweak scale and below.
Observations on the Space of Four Dimensional String and $M$ theory Vacua
Herbig AeBe stars (massive YSOs) already have ordered fields near 1kG (Wade et al. 2006a), based, we (and they) admit, on a sample of three.
Astrophysics in 2006