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Wave Definition

(verb)

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signal with the hands or nod


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She waved to her friends

He waved his hand hospitably

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(verb)

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move or swing back and forth


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She waved her gun

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(noun)

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(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

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(noun)

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an undulating curve

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(noun)

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one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

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(verb)

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move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion


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the waves rolled towards the beach

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(verb)

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twist or roll into coils or ringlets

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(noun)

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the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

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(noun)

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a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

(noun)

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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)

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a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon


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a wave of settlers

troops advancing in waves

(noun)

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a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)


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a heat wave

(verb)

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set waves in


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she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair

(noun)

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something that rises rapidly


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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