Wave

Noun

  • A shape that alternatingly curves in opposite directions.

    "Her hair had a nice wave to it."

  • (figuratively) A sudden unusually large amount of something that is temporarily experienced.

    "A wave of retirees began moving to the coastal area."

  • 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"
  • (physics) A moving disturbance in the energy level of a field.

    "Gravity waves, while predicted by theory for decades, have been notoriously difficult to detect."

  • (figuratively) A sudden unusually large amount of something that is temporarily experienced.

    "A wave of shoppers stampeded through the door when the store opened for its Christmas discount special."

  • A sideway movement of the hand(s).

    "With a wave of the hand."

  • A moving disturbance in the level of a body of water; an undulation.

    "The wave traveled from the center of the lake before breaking on the shore."

  • A shape that alternatingly curves in opposite directions.

    "sine wave"

  • (figuratively) A sudden unusually large amount of something that is temporarily experienced.

    "A wave of emotion overcame her when she thought about her son who was killed in battle."

Verb

  • obsolete spelling of waive
  • (transitive) To produce waves to the hair.
  • (transitive) To signal (someone or something) with a waving movement.
  • 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.
  • (intransitive) To move back and forth repeatedly.

    "The flag waved in the gentle breeze."

  • (transitive) To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form or surface to.
  • (transitive) To cause to move back and forth repeatedly.

    "The starter waved the flag to begin the race."

  • To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
  • (intransitive) To have an undulating or wavy form.
  • (intransitive, baseball) To swing and miss at a pitch.

    "Jones waves at strike one."

  • (intransitive, obsolete) To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state.
  • (intransitive) To wave one’s hand in greeting or departure.

    "I waved goodbye from across the room."

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