Wade

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old English wæd (a ford).

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Wade

  1. A topographic surname from Old English.
  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.
  4. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A town in Aroostook County, Maine.
    2. A census-designated place in Jackson County, Mississippi.
    3. A town in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
    4. An unincorporated community in Washington County, Ohio.
    5. Two townships in Illinois, in Clinton County and Jasper County.

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.

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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]

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  • Rhymes: -aːdə

Noun[edit]

Wade f (genitive Wade, plural Waden)

  1. calf (of the leg)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Wade” in Duden online
  • Wade” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache