dade

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

dade (third-person singular simple present dades, present participle dading, simple past and past participle daded)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To walk unsteadily, like a child; to move slowly.
    • Drayton
      No sooner taught to dade, but from their mother trip.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a toddler.
    • Drayton
      Little children when they learn to go / By painful mothers daded to and fro.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

dade

  1. plural form of daad

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

dade

  1. second-person plural imperative of dar