|1.||[ noun ] one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)|
|Related terms:||movement tidal_wave ripple swell swash roller surf billow lift whitecap shock_wave wake|
|2.||[ verb ] signal with the hands or nod|
"She waved to her friends" "He waved his hand hospitably"
|3.||[ noun ] a movement like that of an ocean wave|
"a wave of settlers" "troops advancing in waves"
|Related terms:||motion undulate|
|4.||[ noun ] (physics) a progressive disturbance propagated without displacement of the medium itself|
|Related terms:||movement periodic_event sound_wave oscillation pulsation seiche standing_wave gravity_wave wave_form sine_wave shock_wave flap fluctuation traveling_wave wave_front physics|
|5.||[ verb ] move or swing back and forth|
"She waved her gun."
|Related terms:||move wigwag flourish hold|
|6.||[ verb ] move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion|
|Synonyms:||flap roll undulate|
"The curtains undulated" "the waves rolled towards the beach"
|Related terms:||move luff roller undulation|
|7.||[ noun ] 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"
|8.||[ noun ] (zoology) a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair|
|Related terms:||hairdo finger_wave permanent_wave curl|
|9.||[ noun ] the act of signaling by a movement of the hand|
|Related terms:||gesture flourish beckon|
|10.||[ verb ] twist or roll into coils or ringlets|
"curl my hair, please"
|Related terms:||twist crimp|
|11.||[ verb ] set waves in|
"she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
|Related terms:||dress gauffer perm marcel|
|12.||[ noun ] (meteorology) a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)|
|Related terms:||weather heat_wave cold_wave wave_front|
|13.||[ noun ] (military,work) 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|
|Related terms:||woman reservist|
|14.||[ noun ] an undulating curve|
|Related terms:||curve sine_curve|