Definitions for wave

Definitions for (noun) wave

Main entry: wave

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

Usage: a wave of settlers; troops advancing in waves

Main entry: wave

Definition: a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

Main entry: wave, waving, wafture

Definition: the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

Main entry: undulation, wave

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

Main entry: wave, moving ridge

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

Main entry: wave

Definition: something that rises rapidly

Usage: 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

Main entry: Wave

Definition: 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

Main entry: wave

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

Usage: a heat wave

Main entry: undulation, wave

Definition: an undulating curve

Definitions for (verb) wave

Main entry: wave

Definition: set waves in

Usage: she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair

Main entry: beckon, wave

Definition: signal with the hands or nod

Usage: She waved to her friends; He waved his hand hospitably

Main entry: wave, curl

Definition: twist or roll into coils or ringlets

Usage: curl my hair, please

Main entry: brandish, flourish, wave

Definition: move or swing back and forth

Usage: She waved her gun

Main entry: undulate, flap, roll, wave

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

Usage: The curtains undulated; the waves rolled towards the beach

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