Definitions for waveweɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wave, moving ridge(noun)

    one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

  2. wave(noun)

    a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon

    "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"

  3. wave, undulation(noun)

    (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

  4. wave(noun)

    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"

  5. wave, waving, wafture(noun)

    the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

  6. wave(noun)

    a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

  7. wave, undulation(noun)

    an undulating curve

  8. wave(noun)

    a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)

    "a heat wave"

  9. Wave(verb)

    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

  10. beckon, wave(verb)

    signal with the hands or nod

    "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"

  11. brandish, flourish, wave(verb)

    move or swing back and forth

    "She waved her gun"

  12. roll, undulate, flap, wave(verb)

    move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

    "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

  13. curl, wave(verb)

    twist or roll into coils or ringlets

    "curl my hair, please"

  14. wave(verb)

    set waves in

    "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wave(verb)

    see Waive

  2. Wave(verb)

    to play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate

  3. Wave(verb)

    to be moved to and fro as a signal

  4. Wave(verb)

    to fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate

  5. Wave(verb)

    to move one way and the other; to brandish

  6. Wave(verb)

    to raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to

  7. Wave(verb)

    to move like a wave, or by floating; to waft

  8. Wave(verb)

    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

  9. Wave(verb)

    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

  10. Wave(verb)

    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

  11. Wave(verb)

    water; a body of water

  12. Wave(verb)

    unevenness; inequality of surface

  13. Wave(verb)

    a waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc

  14. Wave(verb)

    the undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel

  15. Wave(verb)

    fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm

  16. Wave(noun)


  17. Origin: [OE. waven, AS. wafian to waver, to hesitate, to wonder; akin to wfre wavering, restless, MHG. wabern to be in motion, Icel. vafra to hover about; cf. Icel. vfa to vibrate. Cf. Waft, Waver.]


  1. WAVE

    WAVE is the NBC-affiliated television station in Louisville, Kentucky. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 47 from a transmitter in New Albany, Indiana. Owned by Raycom Media, WAVE maintains studios on South Floyd Street in downtown Louisville. Syndicated programming seen on WAVE includes The Dr. Oz Show, America Now, Extra, Right This Minute and Ellen.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. wave

    A formation of forces, including ships, craft, amphibious vehicles or aircraft, required to beach or land about the same time. Waves can be classified by function: scheduled, on-call, or non-scheduled. Waves can also be classified by type of craft, e.g., assault, helicopter, or landing craft.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wave' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3111

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wave' in Nouns Frequency: #792

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wave' in Verbs Frequency: #598

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James McRitchie:

    It's the beginning of a huge wave.

  2. Homer:

    A small rock holds back a great wave.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life is a wave of love in the ocean of time.

  4. Jonathan Ross:

    You can’t make a wave if the rope is tight.

  5. Malik Shabazz:

    This tide, this wave is going to roll downtown.

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