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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"watercourse," 1839, from Arabic wadi "seasonal watercourse," prop. participle of wada "it flowed." It forms the Guadal- in Spanish river names.


n. A valley, gully, or stream bed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.


n. gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season


WADI (95.3 FM, "Super Country FM 95.3") is a radio station licensed to serve the community of Corinth, Mississippi, USA. The station is owned by Power Valley Communications Inc. It broadcasts a country music format.

The station was assigned the WADI call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.

Wadi (disambiguation)

A wadi (from Arabic: وادي wādī) is a dry river or its valley.

Wadi may also refer to:

  • Wadi, Maharashtra, India
  • Wadi, Karnataka, a town in Gulbarga district, Karnataka, India
  • Wadi of the Maldives, a 13th-century Sultan of the Maldives
  • WADI, a radio station (95.3 FM) in Corinth, Mississippi, United States
  • Wadi, a fictional race in the Star Trek universe, see " Move Along Home"
  • Wadi, a minor character on The Secret Saturdays - see List of characters in The Secret Saturdays#Wadi

Usage examples of "wadi".

Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein invited me to witness the signing ceremony on October 26, in the Wadi Araba border crossing in the great Rift Valley.

Trench heard of a man slipping out from Wadi Halfa, crossing the Nile and wandering with the assumed manner of a lunatic southwards, starving and waterless, until one day he was snapped up by a Mahdist caravan and dragged to Dongola as a spy.

And when Gorde nodded he banked the plane so that I had a last glimpse of the Wadi Hadd al-Akhbar, a little oasis of green set against a nightmare backdrop of volcanic rock.

The Wadi el Melik or Milk, one of the canyon like depressions cut by watercourses long since vanished, struck off from the river into the southwestern desert.

I assumed that the routes from Meroe and Napata met at a certain point, possibly near or along the Wadi el Melik, and followed a common path farther westward.

Biggles and the others were, at that precise moment, turning their backs on the Tourer and starting off down the wadi.

The rest were mere donkey tracks over cultivated unbottomed ground in the valleys, and winding up wadis, over boulders, and through trees in the uplands and hills.

However, the Wadi Ghuzzeh was crossed, and the high ground at Mansura Ridge was secured.

I not drive the other motorcar through the Wadi el Arish, and up the hills and across the desert?

Indeed the only real opening in the whole chain of defences was between that place and Sheria, the Turks no doubt trusting to the exceptionally difficult country, which hereabouts was a maze of small wadis and nullahs, to prevent any attempt at a break through.

He is usually some Dervish pedlar or merchant trading with the tribes of the Soudan, who slips into Wadi Halfa or Assouan or Suakin and undertakes the work.

Other birds squabbled and gossipped in the fronds of a palm tree, an eagle rode the heating air high over our heads, a pair of lizards came out to bask on the rocks, and once I caught a glimpse of a turbanned head passing by on the track on the opposite rim of the wadi.

Beyond the wells, in the direction of the mountains, was an area of confused broken ground, steep but shallow wadis and square hillocks so low as to be virtually only mounds of dense red laterite.

Feg said there were a number of small birdlike animals laughing in his bathroom, Aslylgof had been showered with drops of something like honey, the Wadi art appraisers were calling to say that a small panel of the bulkhead wall on C had turned into a mouth and was chanting.

On April 1, 1943, a Junker squadron dropped several bellyfuls of five hundred-pounders on the First Armored command post in the Wadi Akarit, north of Ei Hamma.