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  Definition of wave
  1. a movement like that of an ocean wave; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
  2. a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
  3. the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
  4. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
  5. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  6. 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"
  7. 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
  8. a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
  9. an undulating curve
  10. set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
  11. signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
  12. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
  13. move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
  14. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
Similar Words: waving, wafture, undulation, moving ridge, Wave, beckon, curl, brandish, flourish, roll, undulate, flap

 

Hyponyms: finger wave, permanent wave, permanent, perm, flourish, brandish, gravity wave, gravitation wave, sine wave, oscillation, vibration, fluctuation, seiche, standing wave, stationary wave, traveling wave, sound wave, acoustic wave, wave form, waveform, wave shape, shock wave, blast wave, pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse, flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering, surf, breaker, breakers, wake, backwash, swash, ripple, rippling, riffle, wavelet, swell, crestless wave, lift, rise, billow, surge, tidal wave, tsunami, roller, roll, rolling wave, whitecap, white horse, cold wave, heat wave, sine curve, sinusoid, marcel, gauffer, goffer, crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink, wigwag, luff

 

Entailments: hold, take hold

 

Derivational Morphology: roll, undulate, flap, curl, beckon, waving, wafture, waver, lock, ringlet, whorl, curler, hair curler, roller, crimper, flourish, brandish, flapping, flutter, fluttering, undulation, rolling wave

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: mahati and talas   Chinese: 招手 and 波浪  
Croatian: mahati and val   Danish: bølge  
Dutch: golf and zwaaien   Estonian: laine  
Finnish: aalto   French: saluer and vague  
German: Welle and winken   Greek: κύμα  
Hungarian: hullám   Indonesian: gelombang  
Irish: tonn   Italian: agitare and onda  
Japanese: 振り動かす and   Korean: 파도 and 흔들다  
Latin: unda   Maltese: mewġa  
Norwegian: bølge and vinke   Portuguese: acenar and onda  
Russian: волна and махать   Spanish: hacer señal and onda  
Swedish: vinka   Telugu: అల and ఊపు  
Turkish: dalga  
 
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