WADI (wa'dē). A valley that forms the bed of a stream during the winter but dries up in the hot season (cf. Gen.26.19). The word is Arabic and does not appear in KJV, but NIV uses it for KJV “river” and RSV “brook” (e.g., Num.34.5; Josh.15.4; 1Kgs.8.65; Isa.27.12; Ezek.47.19). Palestine contains hundreds of these “wadis.” Sometimes it is spelled “wady.”

WADI wädĭ. Also spelled wady. A valley or ravine that is dry except during the rainy season; also the water that flows through it. The word is Arab., and is used only in Arab. countries.