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    wave - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wave

    Definition
    (noun) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    Synonyms : moving ridge
    Definition
    (noun) a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    Example Sentence
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves
    Definition
    (noun) (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
    Synonyms : undulation
    Definition
    (noun) something that rises rapidly
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
    Synonyms : wafture , waving
    Definition
    (noun) a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair Definition
    (noun) an undulating curve
    Synonyms : undulation
    Definition
    (noun) a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
    Example Sentence
    • a heat wave
    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (verb) signal with the hands or nod
    Synonyms : beckon
    Example Sentence
    • She waved to her friends
    • He waved his hand hospitably
    Definition
    (verb) move or swing back and forth
    Synonyms : brandish , flourish
    Example Sentence
    • She waved her gun
    Definition
    (verb) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
    Synonyms : flap , roll , undulate
    Example Sentence
    • The curtains undulated
    • the waves rolled towards the beach
    Definition
    (verb) twist or roll into coils or ringlets
    Synonyms : curl
    Example Sentence
    • curl my hair, please
    Definition
    (verb) set waves in
    Example Sentence
    • she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair
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