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Definitions of wave

  1. To play loosely; to move like a wave one way and the other; to float; to undulate; to be moved, as a signal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To move to and fro in the air. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To move with undulations, as water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To move one way and the other; to brandish. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To call attention to, or give a direction or command to, by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to signal; to indicate. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To swing; brandish; to cause to move to and fro; to signal by such a movement; to give an undulating, or curved, surface to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To move backwards and forwards: to brandish: to waft or beckon: to raise into inequalities of surface. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be moved to and fro as a signal. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Water; a body of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Unevenness; inequality of surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To be moved up and down or back and forth; to signal by such a motion; to have undulations, or curves; as, her hair waves beautifully. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To move like a wave: to play loosely: to be moved, as a signal or a flag: to fluctuate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. move in a wavy pattern, as of curtains Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. set waves in; of hair Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. To raise into inequalities of surface; to move one way and the other; to brandish; to waft; to beckon; to direct by a waft or waving motion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To cast away; to reject; to quit; to depart from; to put off; to relinquish, as a right or privilege. See Waive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To move to and fro or up and down; to undulate; to play loosely; to raise into inequalities of surface; to direct by a waving motion; to beckon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. (physics) a progressive disturbance propagated without displacement of the medium itself Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. the act of signaling by a movement of the hand Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. a movement like that of an ocean wave; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. something that rises rapidly and dies away; "a wave of emotion swept over him"; "there was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. something that rises rapidly; "a wave of emotion swept over him"; "there was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed"; "a wave of conservatism in the country led by the hard right" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. Something resembling or likened to a water wave, as in rising unusually high, in being of unusual extent, or in progressive motion; a swelling or excitement, as of feeling or energy; a tide; flood; period of intensity, usual activity, or the like; as, a wave of enthusiasm. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A swell on the surface of water; billow; vibrations by which sound, light, etc., are transmitted; a curving ridge on any surface; an up and down or back and forth motion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. A ridge on the surface of water swaying or moving backwards and forwards: a state of vibration propagated through a system of particles: inequality of surface: a line or streak like a wave. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. A moving ridge on the surface of a liquid; anything like a wave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  44. A moving ridge on the surface of a liquid; an undulation of air or light; an undulating or wavy line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A moving swell on the surface of the water of the sea or a river caused by the wind; motion in a fluid substance like that of a wave in which one set of particles acts on the adjoining set with little or no permanent displacement; unevenness; inequality of surface; the wavy line or streak of lustre on cloth, watered and calendered. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. The alternate rising and falling of water above and below its natural level; a moving swell or volume of water; a billow; any motion or appearance resembling that of a wave. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for wave

  1. " Not you, so much, but-" with a wave toward the reporters' table-" those- the others." – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  2. With a wave of his hand to us he went in again. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
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