- 1[intransitive, transitive] to walk with an effort through something, especially water or mud (+ adv./prep.) He waded into the water to push the boat out. Sometimes they had to wade waist-deep through mud. The men waded ashore. We waded across the stream. wade something They waded the river at a shallow point.
- 2(North American English) (British English paddle) [intransitive] to walk or stand with no shoes or socks in shallow water in the sea, a lake, etc. See related entries: Hobbies Word Origin Old English wadan ‘move onward’, also ‘penetrate’, from a Germanic word meaning
BrE BrE//weɪd//; NAmE NAmE//weɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wade
BrE BrE//weɪd//; NAmE NAmE//weɪd//he / she / it wades
BrE BrE//weɪdz//; NAmE NAmE//weɪdz//past simple waded
BrE BrE//ˈweɪdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdɪd//past participle waded
BrE BrE//ˈweɪdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdɪd//-ing form wading
BrE BrE//ˈweɪdɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdɪŋ//Hobbies