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  Dictionary Definition of wades

wade
verb, waded, wading, noun

-- verb (i)
1. to walk through any substance, as water, snow, sand, etc., that impedes free motion: wading in mud, wading through high grass.
2. to make one's way with labour or difficulty: to wade through a dull book.
3. Obsolete to go or proceed.
-- verb (t)
4. to pass through or cross by wading; ford: to wade a stream.
-- noun
5. the act of wading.
-- phrase
6. wade in or wade into, Colloquial a. to begin energetically. b. to attack strongly.
[ME; OE wadan go, c. G waten, L vadare ]
Wade
noun
1. Sir Charles Gregory, 1863--1922, Australian Liberal Party politician and lawyer; premier of NSW 1907--10.
2. Sir Robert Blakeway, 1874--1954, brother of Sir Charles, Australian surgeon.
3. Virginia, born 1945, English tennis player; Wimbledon champion.