- Rhymes: -eɪd
- (obsolete, intransitive) To walk unsteadily, like a child; to move slowly.
- No sooner taught to dade, but from their mother trip.
- (obsolete, transitive) To hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a toddler.
- 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dade in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
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