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From wade +‎ -ing.



wading (not comparable)

  1. Appropriate to wade in.
    The pool is too small for doing laps: it’s only a wading pool.
  2. Usually of a bird: which wades.
    Flamingos are wading birds.

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wading (countable and uncountable, plural wadings)

  1. gerund of wade: the act of one who wades.
    • 1871, Charles Kingsley, “The High Woods”, in At Last: A Christmas in the West Indies. [], volume I, London; New York, N.Y.: Macmillan and Co., →OCLC, page 232:
      [I]n ten minutes more the sun was up, and blazing so fiercely, that we were glad to cool ourselves in fancy, by talking over salmon-fishings in Scotland and New Brunswick, and wadings in icy streams beneath the black pine-woods.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, 1st Australian edition, Sydney, N.S.W.: Ure Smith, published 1962, →OCLC, page 139:
      Bradly tapped the ashes from his pipe, signifying a leisured interlude over. "Time to get a move on," he said, and began to unlace his boots for wading.



  1. present participle and gerund of wade