Badest vs Wadest - What's the difference?

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In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between badest and wadest

is that badest is (archaic) (bid) (second person) while wadest is (archaic) (wade).

As verbs the difference between badest and wadest

is that badest is (archaic) (bid) (second person) while wadest is (archaic) (wade).

As an adjective badest

is .

badest

English

Verb

(head)
  • (archaic) (bid) (second person)
  • I have done as thou badest me.

    Adjective

    (head)
  • ----

    wadest

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic) (wade)

  • wade

    English

    Etymology 1

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

    Verb

    (wad)
  • 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

    Noun

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

    Noun

    (-)
  • (Mortimer)
    (Webster 1913)

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