Wade

[ weyd ]
/ weɪd /

noun

Benjamin Franklin,1800–78, U.S. lawyer and antislavery politician.
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for benjamin franklin wade (1 of 2)

wade
/ (weɪd) /

verb

to walk with the feet immersed in (water, a stream, etc)the girls waded the river at the ford
(intr often foll by through) to proceed with difficultyto wade through a book
(intr; foll by in or into) to attack energetically

noun

the act or an instance of wading

Derived forms of wade

wadable or wadeable, adjective

Word Origin for wade

Old English wadan; related to Old Frisian wada, Old High German watan, Old Norse vatha, Latin vadum ford

British Dictionary definitions for benjamin franklin wade (2 of 2)

Wade
/ (weɪd) /

noun

(Sarah) Virginia. born 1945, English tennis player; won three Grand Slam singles titles: US Open (1968), Australian Open (1972), and Wimbledon (1977)
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