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)
a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
"a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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"
wave, waving, wafture(noun)
the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
an undulating curve
a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
"a heat wave"
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
signal with the hands or nod
"She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
brandish, flourish, wave(verb)
move or swing back and forth
"She waved her gun"
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"
twist or roll into coils or ringlets
"curl my hair, please"
set waves in
"she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
to play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate
to be moved to and fro as a signal
to fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate
to move one way and the other; to brandish
to raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to
to move like a wave, or by floating; to waft
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
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
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
water; a body of water
unevenness; inequality of surface
a waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc
the undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel
fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm
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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wāv, n. a ridge on the surface of water swaying or moving backwards and forwards: (poet.) the sea: a state of vibration propagated through a system of particles: inequality of surface: a line or streak like a wave: an undulation: a rush of anything: a gesture.—v.i. to move like a wave: to play loosely: to be moved, as a signal: to fluctuate.—v.t. to move backwards and forwards: to brandish: to waft or beckon: to raise into inequalities of surface.—p.adj. Waved, showing a wavelike form or outline: undulating: (her.) indented: (nat. hist.) having on the margin a succession of curved segments or incisions.—n. Wave′-length, the distance between the crests of adjacent waves.—adj. Wave′less, free from waves: undisturbed.—n. Wave′let, a little wave.—adj. Wave′like.—ns. Wave′-line, the outline, path, of a wave: the surface of the waves: the line made by a wave on the shore; Wave′-loaf, a loaf for a wave-offering; Wave′-mō′tion, undulatory movement; Wave′-mould′ing (archit.), undulating moulding; Wave′-off′ering, an ancient Jewish custom of moving the hands in succession towards the four points of the compass in presenting certain offerings—opposed to the Heave-offering, in which the hands were only lifted up and lowered.—v.t. Wā′ver, to move to and fro: to shake: to falter: to be unsteady or undetermined: to be in danger of falling.—ns. Wā′verer; Wā′vering.—adv. Wā′veringly, in a wavering or irresolute manner.—n. Wā′veringness.—adjs. Wā′verous, Wā′very, unsteady.—n. Wave′son, goods floating on the sea after a shipwreck.—adj. Wave′-worn, worn or washed away by the waves.—ns. Wā′viness, the state or quality of being wavy; Wā′ving.—adj. Wā′vy, full of or rising in waves: playing to and fro: undulating.—Hot wave, Warm wave, a movement of heat or warmth onwards, generally eastward. [A.S. wafian, to wave; cf. Ice. vafra, to waver.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wave' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3111
Rank popularity for the word 'wave' in Nouns Frequency: #792
Rank popularity for the word 'wave' in Verbs Frequency: #598
The numerical value of wave in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Whoever can start this wave will get votes. Ahmadinejad has started, and can start this wave.
I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.
The giant wave of the science has no mercy; when this colossal wave comes, it will sweep away anything untrue!
In the presidency it's the individual that is important. Political groups are not important. In reality, an individual can start a wave, whoever can start this wave will get votes. Ahmadinejad has started, and can start this wave.
I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... if a Christian voted for Clinton, he sinned against God. It's that simple. Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country...
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Translations for wave
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- موج, رفرفArabic
- ona, saludar, onadaCatalan, Valencian
- gwaneg, tonWelsh
- vaje, vifte, vinke, bølgeDanish
- Wink, ondulieren, Welle, winken, flattern, wedeln, Wirbel, Woge, wogen, schwenken, wellen, zuwinkenGerman
- κύμα, γνέφω, κυματίζωGreek
- abanicar, ondular, ola, onda, agitarSpanish
- uhin, olatuBasque
- heiluttaa, kähertää, hulmuta, aalto, vilkuttaa, aaltoillaFinnish
- bylgja, aldaFaroese
- onduler, flotter, onde, saluer, ondulation, vagueFrench
- tonn, casadh, croitheadhIrish
- smèid, tonn, crathScottish Gaelic
- ondular, ondaGalician
- hullám, leng, integetHungarian
- alda, bylgjaIcelandic
- onda, ondeggiareItalian
- 波, 振り動かすJapanese
- 물결, 흔들리다, 흔들다, 波濤, 파도Korean
- unda, fluctusLatin
- māt, vilnis, viļņotLatvian
- gelombang, ombakMalay
- wave, wuiven, wapperen, golf, zwaaien, zwenkenDutch
- bølge, bølgje, bylgjeNorwegian Nynorsk
- vinke, bølgeNorwegian
- tó náádiidááh, tó yilkʼoołNavajo, Navaho
- machać, łopotać, zamachać, powiewać, fala, falowaćPolish
- ondear, ola, onda, acenar, agitar, leva, ondulação, ondular, vaga, enxame, acenoPortuguese
- undă, ondulație, valRomanian
- волна, вал, махать, помахать, развеваться, махнутьRussian
- undha, unda, unnaSardinian
- mahati, val, вал, lepršati, лепршати, talas, махати, vihoriti, талас, вихоритиSerbo-Croatian
- රැල්ලSinhala, Sinhalese
- våg, vinka, vanka, bölja, vanka av och anSwedish
- కెరటం, అల, ఊపు, తరంగంTelugu
- dolg'a, to'lqinUzbek
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