imperfect & past participle Waded; present participle & verbal noun Wading., (Old English) waden to wade, to go, (Anglo-Saxon) wadan; akin to (Old Frisian) wada, (Dutch) waden, (Old High German) watan, (Icelandic) va, (Swedish) vada, (Danish) vade, (Latin) vadere to go, walk, vadum a ford. Confer Evade, Invade, Pervade, Waddle.
Woad. (obsolete) Mortimer.
1. To go; to move forward. (obsolete) When might is joined unto cruelty, Alas, too deep will the venom wade. Chaucer. Forbear, and wade no further in this speech. Old Play.2. 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. Milton.3. Hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceed as, to wade through a dull book. And wades through fumes, and gropes his way. Dryden. The king's admirable conduct has waded through all these difficulties. Davenant.
To pass or cross by wading; as, he waded.
The act of wading. [Colloq.]
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