- the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall.
- such a stream or watercourse itself.
- a valley.
Origin of wadi
Examples from the Web for wady
Historical Examples of wady
You remember that we buried many of your valuables and arms at the wady.
Before we leave the wady we will set fire to the dry stalks and grass.
At any rate most of your men would be able to regain the wady and there to await your return.
Instead of this, they kept on the other side of the wady, out of reach of the arrows.Great African Travellers
Alabaster was met with not far from here in the Wady Gerrau.
- a watercourse in N Africa and Arabia, dry except in the rainy season
Word Origin for wadi
Word Origin and History for wady
"watercourse," 1839, from Arabic wadi "seasonal watercourse," prop. participle of wada "it flowed."
- A gully or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.