Definition of wade
What does the word wade mean?
part of speech: verb intransitive
Walk through water or other impeding medium as snow, mud, sand (also fig., as w. through slaughter or blood, make one\'s way by massacre &c.; w. through book, read it in spite of dullness &c.); ford (stream) on foot, whence wadable a.; leading bird, long-legged water-bird that wades (opp. short-legged web-footed swimmers); (n.) spell of wading. [old English]