Waye vs Wade - What's the difference?

waye | wade |

As a noun waye

is .

As a proper noun wade is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • * 1667': I may assert Eternal Providence, / And justifie the '''wayes of God to men. — John Milton, ''Paradise Lost , Book 1, ll. 25-6
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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) wadan'', from (etyl) "to go". Cognates include Latin ''vadere "go, walk; rush" (whence English invade, evade).


  • to walk through water or something that impedes progress.
  • * Milton
  • So eagerly the fiend / With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, / And swims, or sinks, or wades , or creeps, or flies.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VIII
  • After breakfast the men set out to hunt, while the women went to a large pool of warm water covered with a green scum and filled with billions of tadpoles. They waded in to where the water was about a foot deep and lay down in the mud. They remained there from one to two hours and then returned to the cliff.
  • to progress with difficulty
  • to wade through a dull book
  • * Dryden
  • And wades through fumes, and gropes his way.
  • * Davenant
  • The king's admirable conduct has waded through all these difficulties.
  • to walk through (water or similar impediment); to pass through by wading
  • wading swamps and rivers
  • To enter recklessly.
  • to wade into a fight or a debate


    (en noun)
  • an act of wading
  • Etymology 2


  • (Mortimer)
    (Webster 1913)


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