Definitions

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

  • n. Variant of wadi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ravine through which a brook flows; the channel of a watercourse, which is dry except in the rainy season.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ravine through which a brook flows; the channel of a water course, which is dry except in the rainy season.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See wadi.

Etymologies

Arabic a valley, a channel of a river, a river. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the end of nine hours, we issued from this wady, which is on a very slight ascent; and then taking a direction

    Travels in Arabia; comprehending an account of those territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred

  • Oh, I forgot your other strategy: "sexism" - any hits on Hillary bring on the victim-mongering cries of how unfair everyone is on the poor wittle old wady.

    Obama-Backing General: Clinton Lacks "Moral Authority" Over Bosnia Gaffes

  • NIE CHCE! zapomnialam o wszystkim, co zle, zapomnialam o naszych zlych rzeczach, pokochalam Jego wady, pokochalam Jego pstrykanie palcem i wiele innych rzeczy, wszystko wrocilo do swojej idealnosci. niech nic tego nie zburzy.

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  • Proceeding northward, and passing through a range of tree-covered hills to Shokuane, formerly the residence of the Bakwains, we soon after entered on the high road to the Bamangwato, which lies generally in the bed of an ancient river or wady that must formerly have flowed N. to S.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • At 1 P.M. our camels and mules were watered at wells in a broad wady called Jannah-Gaban or the Little Garden; its course, I was told, lies northwards through the Harawwah Valley to the Odla and Waruf, two depressions in the Wayma country near Tajurrah.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • Derb Ibn el Okeyda, a wady inhabited by the Refeydha tribe, who belong to the Asyr.

    Travels in Arabia

  • Djedyd has very few date-trees and fields; it stands upon a plain, through which the torrent passes, after having irrigated the upper plantations of the wady.

    Travels in Arabia

  • Four hours distant from Tayf, in a S.E. direction, is Lye, a wady with a rivulet, fine gardens, and many houses on the borders of the stream.

    Travels in Arabia

  • The camp of the soldiers at Kheyf was completely inundated, and the whole breadth of the wady covered with a rapid stream of water.

    Travels in Arabia

  • Their duty was to move forward on a line paralleled with the Square, and prevent the enemy on our left from gaining the high ground across the little wady.

    General Gordon Saint and Soldier

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