noun, plural wa·dis. (in Arabia, Syria, northern Africa, etc.)
- wade in,
- wade, benjamin franklin,
- wade-giles system,
- wadi halfa,
- wading bird,
- wading pool,
Origin of wadi
Examples from the Web for wadis
He patrolled on foot, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) filled the donkey paths that crisscrossed the wadis and hills.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries|Brian Castner|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The slopes were swept by machine-gun and rifle fire, and the beds of the wadis were enfiladed.With the British Army in The Holy Land|Henry Osmond Lock
Its wadis were coveted by the tribes of the desert; the well-watered valley of the Arnon attracted more powerful foes.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations|Archibald Sayce
These rivers, in short, become Arabian wadis, on which see Hast.
The rest of the tributaries are wadis, dry except after rains.
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for wadi
"watercourse," 1839, from Arabic wadi "seasonal watercourse," prop. participle of wada "it flowed."