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Wave meaning

wave - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition ( especially of unusual temperatures)
  5. 5. set waves in; " she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
  6. 6. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; " The curtains undulated"; " the waves rolled towards the beach"
  7. 7. See Waive.
  8. 8. To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
  9. 9. To be moved to and fro as a signal.
  10. 10. To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.
  11. 11. To move one way and the other; to brandish.
  12. 12. To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
  13. 13. To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Water; a body of water.
  17. 17. Unevenness; inequality of surface.
  18. 18. A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.
  19. 19. The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.
  20. 20. Fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm.
  21. 21. Woe.
  22. 22. A moving ridge on the surface of a liquid; anything like a wave.
  23. 23. To move, or be moved, like a wave; move backwards and forwards; fluctuate.

wave - examples of usage

  1. I felt that a life on the ocean wave was the only one worth living. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. She seemed to make him free with a wave of her hand to all that she possessed. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. She wondered whether he would turn and wave to her; or had he forgotten that she would surely be standing where he had left her? - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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