The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wad \Wad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waded; p. pr. & vb. n. Wadding.]
To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton.
To insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton; as, to wad a cloak.
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.]
To go; to move forward. [Obs.]
When might is joined unto cruelty, Alas, too deep will the venom wade.
Forbear, and wade no further in this speech.
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.
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.
vb. (en-past of: wade)
Usage examples of "waded".
So he'd waded in and got the supply situation organized to his satisfaction and doled out the hardware in an orderly fashion.
Then he and Persellan, who was dressed in shortlegged pants and had put what he needed out of his healer's bag in a small pouch slung over one shoulder, waded out to meet the incoming sea creatures.
Zainal waded in to fetch some of the nearer skeletons which were identified as loo-cow, rocksquat, Turs and another human skull, still partly attached to its neck.
Keff pulled himself back into the tube and waded back toward the globe-frogs.
When the translator had finished, Mirda Khan and Mama Bobchik waded forward, their ex pressions grim.
When they caught nothing from the shore, they waded out as far as they could without losing their balance and finally caught some flat fishes.
Zainal gestured for Fek and the rest to accompany him as he waded across the stream, not more that knee-height at this point.
Men were so desperate that they waded out, swimming the last part to climb up nets put down the sides of the ships to help ‘em board.
Camo was howling that his pretty ones were afraid, and he waded in, thick arms flailing, hitting indiscriminately at friend and foe.
In the end, all the apprentices and journeyfolk working at Cove Hold, save Lytol, waded into the waters and helped bathe the five dragons.
And Jaxom waded out in the warm water to help the fire-lizards give his lifemate a good scrubbing.
When they had waded out until the water was mid-thigh on Readis, Alemi gestured for him to jump in and take up the paddle.
He closed his eyes, trying to close his ears against the joyous sounds of squeeing and clicking the two dolphins were making as he waded out of the water.
Shivering a bit for the wind still had traces of storm chill, he waded out, book and sack of supplies held above the rippling surface of the water.
So he tested the ties on his vest one last time and then waded out until he reached the deeper water.