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Definitions of wave:

  • noun:   a movement like that of an ocean wave
    Example: "A wave of settlers"
  • noun:   a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
  • noun:   the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
  • noun:   (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
  • noun:   one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  • noun:   something that rises rapidly
    Example: "A wave of emotion swept over him"
  • 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
  • noun:   a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
  • noun:   an undulating curve
  • verb:   set waves in
    Example: "She asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
  • verb:   signal with the hands or nod
    Example: "She waved to her friends"
  • verb:   twist or roll into coils or ringlets
  • verb:   move or swing back and forth
    Example: "She waved her gun"
  • verb:   move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
    Example: "The waves rolled towards the beach"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #53477)


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