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wa·di

also wa·dy  (wä′dē)
n. pl. wa·dis also wa·dies
1.
a. A valley, gully, or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.
b. A stream that flows through such a channel.
2. An oasis.

[Arabic wādi; see wdy in Semitic roots.]

wadi

(ˈwɒdɪ) or

wady

n, pl -dies
(Physical Geography) a watercourse in N Africa and Arabia, dry except in the rainy season
[C19: from Arabic]

wa•di

or wa•dy

(ˈwɑ di)

n., pl. -dis or -dies. (in Arabia, Syria, northern Africa, etc.)
1. the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall.
2. the watercourse itself.
[1830–40; < Arabic wādī]

wa·di

(wä′dē)
A gully or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.

wadi

A normally dry desert watercourse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wadi - gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy seasonwadi - gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season
gully - deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
Translations

wadi

nWadi nt

wadi

[ˈwɒdɪ] nuadi m inv
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Earlier, authorities urged residents to stay away from low-lying areas, as well as overflowing wadis.
In the Governorate of North Batinah, there were nine calls from people who were left stranded in their homes and 29 calls from people after their vehicles got stuck in wadis.
ROP has deployed extra officers near overflowing wadis and low lying areas for the safety of people.
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The influence of the subcontinent is most clearly seen in Tarim, at the end of one of the many tributary wadis.
The flood wadis can be divided according to the flood flow direction as follows:
Meanwhile, Public Prosecution has urged people to drive safely and said that those who endanger their own lives or the lives of others by crossing overflowing wadis may be jailed for three months and fined RO500
Muscat: Heavy rainfall over the weekend led to a number of flooded wadis around the Sultanate, The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources announced.
Muscat: Omanis, expatriates and tourists last weekend flocked to the wadis due to the heavy rains that lashed Oman.
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