- Obsolete form of woad.
- an act of wading
- (intransitive) to progress with difficulty
"to wade through a dull book"
- (intransitive) to walk through water or something that impedes progress.
- (intransitive) To enter recklessly.
"to wade into a fight or a debate"
- (transitive) to walk through (water or similar impediment); to pass through by wading
"wading swamps and rivers"