What does undulate mean?

Definitions for undulateˈʌn dʒəˌleɪt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undulate(verb)

    having a wavy margin and rippled surface

  2. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate(verb)

    stir up (water) so as to form ripples

  3. roll, undulate(verb)

    occur in soft rounded shapes

    "The hills rolled past"

  4. 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"

  5. undulate(verb)

    increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves

    "The singer's voice undulated"


  1. undulate(Verb)

    To cause to move in a wavelike motion.

  2. undulate(Verb)

    To cause to resemble a wave

  3. undulate(Verb)

    To move in wavelike motions.

  4. undulate(Verb)

    To appear wavelike.

  5. undulate(Adjective)

    Wavy in appearance or form.

  6. undulate(Adjective)

    Changing the pitch and volume of one's voice.

  7. undulate(Adjective)

    Winding up and down gradually relative to the blade.

  8. Origin: From undulatus, from *, diminutive of unda.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undulate(adj)

    same as Undulated

  2. Undulate(verb)

    to cause to move backward and forward, or up and down, in undulations or waves; to cause to vibrate

  3. Undulate(verb)

    to move in, or have, undulations or waves; to vibrate; to wave; as, undulating air

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Undulate

    un′dū-lāt, v.t. to wave, or to move like waves: to cause to vibrate.—v.i. to wave: to vibrate.—adj. wavy.—adj. Un′dulant, undulating.—adv. Un′dulātely.—adj. Un′dulāting.—adv. Un′dulātingly.—ns. Undulā′tion, an undulating: a waving motion or vibration: waviness, a set of waved lines: a feeling as if of an undulatory motion about the heart: the peculiar motion of the matter within an abscess on being pressed when it is ripe for opening; Undulā′tionist, one who holds an undulatory theory.—adjs. Un′dulātive, undulatory; Un′dulātory, moving like waves: relating to the theory of light which considers its transmission as wave-motion in a medium filling space; Un′dulose, Un′dulous, undulating. [Low L. undulāre, -ātum—L. unda, a wave.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for undulate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • wellenförmig bewegen, wallen, undulieren, schwingen, wellen, wogen, schlängeln, ondulieren, sich wellenförmig bewegen, wiegenGerman
  • ondear, ondular, onduladoSpanish
  • ondoyer, ondulerFrench
  • 흔들다, 흔들리다Korean
  • māpunaMāori
  • bølget, bølgeNorwegian
  • falować, falisty, zafalować, falujący, pofałdowanyPolish
  • волнообра́зный, волни́стыйRussian
  • vzvalovatiSlovene
  • böljaSwedish
  • dalgalanmak, dalgalanma, dalgalandırmakTurkish

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