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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • verb-intransitive. To move freely back and forth or up and down in the air, as branches in the wind.
  • verb-intransitive. To make a signal with an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement of the hand or an object held in the hand: waved as she drove by.
  • verb-intransitive. To have an undulating or wavy form; curve or curl: Her hair waves naturally.
  • v. To cause to move back and forth or up and down, either once or repeatedly: She waved a fan before her face.
  • v. To move or swing as in giving a signal: He waved his hand. See Synonyms at flourish.
  • v. To signal or express by waving the hand or an object held in the hand: We waved goodbye.
  • v. To signal (a person) to move in a specified direction: The police officer waved the motorist into the right lane.
  • v. To arrange into curves, curls, or undulations: wave one's hair.
  • n. A ridge or swell moving through or along the surface of a large body of water.
  • n. A small ridge or swell moving across the interface of two fluids and dependent on surface tension.
  • n. The sea. Often used in the plural: vanished beneath the waves.
  • n. Something that suggests the form and motion of a wave in the sea, especially:
  • n. A moving curve or succession of curves in or on a surface; an undulation: waves of wheat in the wind.
  • n. A curve or succession of curves, as in the hair.
  • n. A curved shape, outline, or pattern.
  • n. A movement up and down or back and forth: a wave of the hand.
  • n. A surge or rush, as of sensation: a wave of nausea; a wave of indignation.
  • n. A sudden great rise, as in activity or intensity: a wave of panic selling on the stock market.
  • n. A rising trend that involves large numbers of individuals: a wave of conservatism.
  • n. One of a succession of mass movements: the first wave of settlers.
  • n. A maneuver in which fans at a sports event simulate an ocean wave by rising quickly in sequence with arms upraised and then quickly sitting down again in a continuous rolling motion.
  • n. A widespread, persistent meteorological condition, especially of temperature: a heat wave.
  • n. Physics A disturbance traveling through a medium by which energy is transferred from one particle of the medium to another without causing any permanent displacement of the medium itself.
  • n. Physics A graphic representation of the variation of such a disturbance with time.
  • n. Physics A single cycle of such a disturbance.
  • phrasal-verb. wave off To dismiss or refuse by waving the hand or arm: waved off his invitation to join the group.
  • phrasal-verb. wave off Sports To cancel or nullify by waving the arms, usually from a crossed position: waved off the goal because time had run out.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To move back and forth repeatedly.
  • v. To wave one’s hand in greeting or departure.
  • v. To have an undulating or wavy form.
  • v. To produce waves to the hair.
  • v. To swing and miss at a pitch.
  • v. To cause to move back and forth repeatedly.
  • v. To signal (someone or something) with a waving movement.
  • n. A moving disturbance in the level of a body of water; an undulation.
  • n. A moving disturbance in the energy level of a field.
  • n. A shape which alternatingly curves in opposite directions.
  • n. A sudden unusually large amount of something that is temporarily experienced.
  • n. A sideway movement of the hand(s).
  • n. A group activity in a crowd imitating a wave going through water, where people in successive parts of the crowd stand and stretch upward, then sit. Usually referred to as "the wave"
  • v. Obsolete spelling of waive.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. See waive.
  • verb-intransitive. To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
  • verb-intransitive. To be moved to and fro as a signal.
  • verb-intransitive. To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.
  • v. To move one way and the other; to brandish.
  • v. To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
  • v. To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
  • v. 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.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See Undulation.
  • n. Water; a body of water.
  • n. Unevenness; inequality of surface.
  • n. A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.
  • n. The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.
  • n. 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.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. A manufacturers' name for a defect in articles of glass, consisting in a slightly protuberant ridge on the surface due to the glass having cooled irregularly and too much before blowing.
  • To move up and down or to and fro; undulate; fluctuate; bend or sway back and forth; flutter.
  • To have an undulating form or direction; curve alternately in opposite directions.
  • To give a signal by a gesture of movement up and down or to and fro.
  • To waver in mind; vacillate.
  • To move to and fro; cause to shake, rock, or sway; brandish.
  • Specifically To offer as a wave-offering. See wave-offering.
  • To shape or dispose in undulations; cause to wind in and out, as a line in curves, or a surface in ridges and furrows.
  • To decorate with a waving or winding pattern.
  • To signal by a wave of the hand, or of a flag, a handkerchief, or the like; direct by a waving gesture or other movement, as in beckoning.
  • To express, as a command, direction, farewell, etc., by a waving movement or gesture.
  • To water, as silk. See water, v. t., 3.
  • n. A disturbance of the surface of a body in the form of a ridge and trough, propagated by forces tending to restore the surface to its figure of equilibrium, the particles not advancing with the wave.
  • n. Water; a stream; the sea.
  • n. A form assumed by parts of a body which are out of equilibrium, such that as fast as the particles return they are replaced by others moving into neighboring positions of stress, so that the whole disturbance is continually propagated into new parts of the body while preserving more or less perfectly the same shape and other characters.
  • n. One of a series of curves in a waving line, or of ridges in a furrowed surface; an undulation; a swell.
  • n. Figuratively, a flood, influx, or rush of anything, marked by unusual volume, extent, uprising. etc., and thus contrasted with preceding and following periods of the opposite character; something that swells like a sea-wave at recurring intervals; often, a period of intensity, activity, or important results: as, a wave of religious enthusiasm; waves of prosperity.
  • n. Specifically In meteorology, a progressive oscillation of atmospheric pressure or temperature, or an advancing movement of large extent in which these are considerably above or below the normal: as, an air-wave, barometric wave, cold wave, warm wave, etc.
  • n. A waved or wavy line of color or texture; an undulation; specifically, the undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered and calendered.
  • n. A waving; a gesture, or a signal given by waving.
  • n. A book-name of certain geometrid moths.
  • n. In general, on sea-coasts, the increased wave-motion accompanying storms.
  • n. =Syn 1. Wave., Billow, Surge, Breaker, Surf, Swell, Ripple. Wave is the general word. A billow is a great round and rolling wave. Surge is only a somewhat stronger word for billow. A breaker is a wave breaking or about to break upon the shore or upon rocks. Surf is the collective name for breakers: as, to bathe in the surf; it is sometimes popularly used for the foam at the edge or crest of the breaker. Swell is the name for the fact of the rising (and falling) of water, especially after the wind has subsided, or for the water that so rises (and falls), or for any particular and occasional disturbance of water by such rising (and falling): as, the boat was swamped by the swell from the steamer. Ripple is the name for the smallest kind of wave.
  • A former spelling of waive.
  • An obsolete preterit of weave.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
  • n. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  • n. a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
  • n. something that rises rapidly
  • v. set waves in
  • v. move or swing back and forth
  • n. 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
  • v. signal with the hands or nod
  • v. twist or roll into coils or ringlets
  • n. an undulating curve
  • n. a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
  • n. the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
  • v. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
  • n. a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
  • Equivalent
    Verb Form
    waved    waves    waving   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    rise    reservist    woman    adult female    gesticulate    gesture    motion    motility    movement    move   
    Cross Reference
    undulation    sinuosity    swing    sea    gesture    flourish    curve    waver    ripple    concentric waves   
    waive    undulation   
    Words with the same meaning
    float    flutter    undulate    fluctuate    waver    vacillate    brandish    waft    beckon    signal   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Dave    aftershave    behave    brave    cave    concave    crave    deprave    engrave    enslave   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    tide    sound    cloud    stream    storm    wind    rush    movement    feel    burst