• WordNet 3.6
    • n wader any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wader (Zoöl) Any long-legged bird that wades in the water in search of food, especially any species of limicoline or grallatorial birds; -- called also wading bird. See Illust.g, under Aves.
    • Wader One who, or that which, wades.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wader One who or that which wades.
    • n wader In ornithology, any bird belonging to the old order Grallæ or Grallatores, comprising a great number of long-legged wading birds, as distinguished from those water-birds which have short legs and webbed feet and habitually swim. The order has been broken up, or much modified; but wader is conveniently applied to such birds as cranes, herons, storks, ibises, plovers, snipes, sandpipers, and rails.
    • n wader High water-proof boots worn by fishermen or sportsmen in general for wading through water.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wader one who wades: a bird that wades, e.g, the heron:
    • n Wader (pl.) high waterproof boots used by fishermen for wading
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wadan, to move; Ger. waten.


In literature:

There was danger, of course; for the stream ran swiftly, and the venturesome wader might be swept away.
"Middy and Ensign" by G. Manville Fenn
He had been drawing on his waders and buckling on his creel.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
The other waders were a snow-white heron, another ash-colored, smaller species, and a large white stork.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
They must be waders, at all events.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
But he drew the line at waders, as not being in the department of a mere he-cousin.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
The water sometimes took the waders almost to their knees.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Among the other waders are a snow-white heron, another ash-coloured, and a large white stork.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
You could fish from the banks, but it is better to have waders, so you can cross once in a while.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
The adult female of this beautiful species is by far the handsomest of the small waders.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [August, 1897]" by Various
Ralph of Wader takes part in the Rising of the Earls, 110.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
WADERS, behaviour of, in confinement, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Trout fishing is more comfortable in woolen than in waders.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
I am prone to stumble, as we have seen, and somehow my tallest waders never take me through.
"The Tent Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
I represented him in waders with a large salmon rod, for being a Scot he was an expert with it.
"Forty Years of 'Spy'" by Leslie Ward
On tramped the courageous wader, on plunged, till the water was up to mid thigh.
"No Quarter!" by Mayne Reid
WADERS, young of, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Of large waders, several species of herons are found.
"Blanco y Colorado" by William C. Tetley
Many of both the waders and the shore birds are constant residents.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
Waders are represented by more than fifty species.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
No one sees the accident, and his heavy waders drag him quickly down.
"Grim: The Story of a Pike" by Svend Fleuron

In news:

Put your waders and gatekeeper's hat on.
Put your waders and gatekeeper 's hat on.
Dennis Anderson put on the waders in search of bass.
He has fished the river for 20 years, spending up to 10 hours a day working in the water in his waders.
Home: Gear News: Orvis Introduces Silver Sonic Waders and Helios 2 Fly Rods.
Last week's caption contest for a pair of Redington Sonic-Pro Wader pants proved to be one of our most popular yet in terms of participation, with 355 entries.
Brain, send me an email to tim@anglingtrade.com with your wader size and I'll get them sent right out.
The Redington Sonic-Pro Zip Front Waders proved extremely tough and offer a waterproof zip – so you don't have to shed layers when in the bushes.
No other North American wader has that combination.
Felt-soled Waders May Be Banned In Maine Waters.
The legislature's Natural Resources Committee hosted a hearing Tuesday on a bill that could lead to a ban on felt-soled waders in Maine.
Look for guys in hip waders .
I got my grandson, Landon new waders for his 3rd birthday in December 2010.
I've worn my share of white boots and hip waders and have been glad to have them.
All the stuff I need is in my shirt and wader pockets.