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wave

 
Noun wave has 9 senses
  1. wave, moving ridge - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    --1 is a kind of movement, motion
    --1 has particulars:
     surf, breaker, breakers; wake, backwash; swash; ripple, rippling, riffle, wavelet; swell, crestless wave; lift, rise; billow, surge; tidal wave, tsunami; roller, roll, rolling wave; whitecap, white horse
  2. wave - a movement like that of an ocean wave; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
    --2 is a kind of
    motion, movement, move, motility
    Derived form: verb wave3
  3. wave, undulation - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
    --3 is a kind of movement, motion
    --3 has particulars:
     gravity wave, gravitation wave; sine wave; oscillation, vibration; fluctuation; seiche; standing wave, stationary wave; traveling wave; sound wave, acoustic wave; wave form, waveform, wave shape; shock wave, blast wave; pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse; flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering
  4. wave - 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"
    --4 is a kind of
    rise
  5. wave, waving, wafture - the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
    --5 is a kind of gesture, motion
    --5 has particulars: flourish, brandish
    Derived form: verb wave1
  6. wave - a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
    --6 is a kind of
    hairdo, hair style, coiffure
    --6 has particulars: finger wave; permanent wave, permanent, perm
    Derived forms: verb wave4, verb wave5
  7. wave, undulation - an undulating curve
    --7 is a kind of curve, curved shape
    --7 has particulars: sine curve, sinusoid
  8. wave - a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
    --8 is a kind of
    weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition
    --8 has part: wave front
    --8 has particulars: cold wave; heat wave
  9. 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
    --9 is a kind of
    reservist; woman, adult female
Verb wave has 5 senses
  1. beckon, wave - signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
    --1 is one way to gesticulate, gesture, motion
    Derived forms: noun wave5, noun waver1, noun waving1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s to somebody
  2. brandish, flourish, wave - move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
    --2 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun waver1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. roll, undulate, flap, wave - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
    --3 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun wave2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. curl, wave - twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
    --4 is one way to twist
    Derived form: noun wave6
    Sample sentence:
    They wave their hair
  5. wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
    --5 is one way to
    dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure
    Derived form: noun wave6
    Sample sentence:
    They wave their hair
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