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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wade  \Wade\,  v.  t. 
  To  pass  or  cross  by  wading;  as  he  waded  ?he  rivers  and 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wade  \Wade\,  n. 
  Woad.  [Obs.]  --Mortimer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wade  \Wade\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Waded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Wading}.]  [OE.  waden  to  wade,  to  go  AS  wadan;  akin  to 
  OFries  wada,  D.  waden,  OHG.  watan,  Icel.  va?a,  Sw  vada, 
  Dan.  vade,  L.  vadere  to  go  walk,  vadum  a  ford.  Cf  {Evade}, 
  {Invade},  {Pervade},  {Waddle}.] 
  1.  To  go  to  move  forward.  [Obs.] 
  When  might  is  joined  unto  cruelty,  Alas,  too  deep 
  will  the  venom  wade.  --Chaucer. 
  Forbear,  and  wade  no  further  in  this  speech.  --Old 
  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  ?lowly 
  among  objects  or  circumstances  that  constantly  ?inder  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.  --Davenant. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wade  \Wade\,  n. 
  The  act  of  wading.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Woad  \Woad\,  n.  [OE.  wod,  AS  w[=a]d;  akin  to  D.  weede,  G.  waid, 
  OHG.  weit,  Dan.  vaid,  veid,  Sw  veide,  L.  vitrum.]  [Written 
  also  {wad},  and  {wade}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  An  herbaceous  cruciferous  plant  ({Isatis 
  tinctoria}).  It  was  formerly  cultivated  for  the  blue 
  coloring  matter  derived  from  its  leaves. 
  2.  A  blue  dyestuff,  or  coloring  matter,  consisting  of  the 
  powdered  and  fermented  leaves  of  the  Isatis  tinctoria.  It 
  is  now  superseded  by  indigo,  but  is  somewhat  used  with 
  indigo  as  a  ferment  in  dyeing. 
  Their  bodies  .  .  .  painted  with  woad  in  sundry 
  figures.  --Milton. 
  {Wild  woad}  (Bot.),  the  weld  ({Reseda  luteola}).  See  {Weld}. 
  {Woad  mill},  a  mill  grinding  and  preparing  woad. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  walk  (through  relatively  shallow  water);  "Can  we  wade  across 
  the  river  to  the  other  side?";  "Wade  the  pond" 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Wade,  NC  (town,  FIPS  70340) 
  Location:  35.16428  N,  78.73535  W 
  Population  (1990):  238  (110  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  28395 

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