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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go; to move forward. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

When might is joined unto cruelty, Alas, too deep will the venom wade. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Forbear, and wade no further in this speech. --Old Play. [1913 Webster]

2. To walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc. [1913 Webster]

So eagerly the fiend . . . With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

And wades through fumes, and gropes his way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The king's admirable conduct has waded through all these difficulties. --Davenant. [1913 Webster]

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