Latin, imperative singular of vadere "to go" (see vamoose).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for vade

Historical Examples of vade

  • They are the vade mecum of modern life in all its moods and variations.

  • The pharmacopœia was neglected, the vade mecum thrust on one side.

    Lady Eureka, v. 3 (of 3)

    Robert Folkestone Williams

  • "Vade retro, Satanas," was heard through a high window in the hall.

    Cinq Mars, Complete

    Alfred de Vigny

  • This was intended to be a vade mecum to the writer of erotic poetry.

    Jallu'd-dn Rm

    Frederick Hadland Davis

  • He made the sign of the cross, murmuring, "Vade retro, Satanas!"

    Chicot the Jester

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere