Definitions for waiveweɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waiveweɪv(v.t.)waived, waiv•ing.

  1. to refrain from claiming or insisting on; forgo:

    to waive one's rank.

  2. to relinquish (a right) intentionally:

    to waive an option.

    Category: Law

  3. to put aside, esp. for the time; defer or dispense with:

    to waive formalities.

  4. to dismiss from consideration or discussion.

Origin of waive:

1250–1300; ME weyven < AF weyver to make a waif (of someone) by forsaking or outlawing (him or her)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with(verb)

    do without or cease to hold or adhere to

    "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

  2. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego(verb)

    lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime

    "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waive(verb)

    a waif; a castaway

  2. Waive(verb)

    a woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note

  3. Waive(verb)

    to relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego

  4. Waive(verb)

    to throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert

  5. Waive(verb)

    to throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses

  6. Waive(verb)

    to desert; to abandon

  7. Waive(verb)

    to turn aside; to recede

Translations for waive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to give up or not insist upon (eg a claim or right)

He waived his claim to all the land north of the river.

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