Wade

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: wade

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old English word for a ford.

Proper noun[edit]

Wade

  1. A topographic surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
    • 1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, Chapter VII:
      In due time, Charles' son was born and, because it was fashionable to name boys after their fathers' commanding officers, he was called Wade Hampton Hamilton.
  3. A system of romanization for the Chinese language based on 19th-century Pekingese pronunciation, worked out by Thomas Wade.

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Technically, Wade should only refer to the system of Chinese romanization developed by Thomas Wade prior to the contributions and adjustments made by Herbert Giles. In practice, it was often used as a shorthand for the more proper term Wade-Giles.

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wade, from Old High German wado, from Proto-Germanic *waþwô (curve; muscle; calf of the leg), from Proto-Indo-European *wat- (curved).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wade f (genitive Wade, plural Waden)

  1. calf (of the leg)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Wade in Duden online