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wave meaning and definition

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WAVE noun

Definition of wave (noun)

  1. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  2. a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
  3. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
  4. 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"
  5. the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
  6. a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
  7. an undulating curve
  8. a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
    • "a heat wave"
  9. 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

WAVE verb

Definition of wave (verb)

  1. signal with the hands or nod
    • "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
    • synonyms: beckon
  2. move or swing back and forth
  3. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
    • "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
    • synonyms: flap, roll, undulate
  4. twist or roll into coils or ringlets
    • "curl my hair, please"
    • synonyms: curl
  5. set waves in
    • "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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