from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Wade, Benjamin Franklin 1800-1878. American politician who served as a U.S. senator from Ohio (1851-1869) and jointly authored the Wade-Davis Manifesto (1864), which declared the primacy of Congress in matters of the Reconstruction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A topographic surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.


From the Old English for a ford. (Wiktionary)



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