W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weyd]
    • /weɪd/
    • /weɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyd]
    • /weɪd/

Definitions of waded word

  • verb without object waded to walk in water, when partially immersed: He wasn't swimming, he was wading. 1
  • verb without object waded to play in water: The children were wading in the pool most of the afternoon. 1
  • verb without object waded to walk through water, snow, sand, or any other substance that impedes free motion or offers resistance to movement: to wade through the mud. 1
  • verb without object waded to make one's way slowly or laboriously (often followed by through): to wade through a dull book. 1
  • verb without object waded Obsolete. to go or proceed. 1
  • verb with object waded to pass through or cross by wading; ford: to wade a stream. 1

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Origin of waded

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English waden to go, wade, Old English wadan to go; cognate with German waten, Old Norse vatha; akin to Old English wæd ford, sea, Latin vadum shoal, ford, vādere to go, rush

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Parts of speech for Waded


waded popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

waded usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for waded

verb waded

  • strode — simple past tense of stride.
  • plodded — to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge: to plod under the weight of a burden.
  • bathed — If someone is bathed in sweat, they are sweating a great deal.
  • stumbled — to strike the foot against something, as in walking or running, so as to stagger or fall; trip.
  • trekked — to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty.

Antonyms for waded

verb waded

  • avoided — to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person; to avoid taxes; to avoid danger.
  • concluded — to bring to an end; finish; terminate: to conclude a speech with a quotation from the Bible.
  • dodged — to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy: to dodge a blow; to dodge a question.
  • ended — Simple past tense and past participle of end.
  • finished — ended or completed.

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