HyperDic: wave

English > 14 senses of the word wave / Wave:
NOUNeventwave, moving ridgeone of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water)
actwavea movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
eventwave, undulation(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
eventwavesomething that rises rapidly
communicationwave, waving, wafturethe act of signaling by a movement of the hand
bodywavea hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
shapewave, undulationan undulating curve
phenomenonwavea persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
person Wavea member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy
VERBcommunicationwave, beckonsignal with the hands or nod
contactwave, brandish, flourishmove or swing back and forth
motionwave, roll, undulate, flapmove in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
contactwave, curltwist or roll into coils or ringlets
bodywaveset waves in
wave / Wave > pronunciation
Soundswey'v
Rhymesairwave ... waive: 29 rhymes with eyv...
English > wave: 14 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningOne of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water).
Synonymmoving ridge
Narrowerbillow, surgeA large sea wave
comberA long curling sea wave
lift, riseA wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
ripple, rippling, riffle, waveletA small wave on the surface of a liquid / liquid
roller, roll, rolling waveA long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
surf, breaker, breakerswaves breaking on the shore
swashThe movement or sound of water
swell, crestless waveThe undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
tidal waveA wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
tidal waveAn unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
tsunamiA cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
wake, backwashThe wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
whitecap, white horseA wave that is blown / blown / blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Spanishola, onda
Catalanona
Nounswaveleta small wave on the surface of a liquid / liquid
English > wave: 14 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon.
Examples
  • "a wave of settlers"
  • "troops advancing in waves"
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Catalanonada
Verbswavemove in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
English > wave: 14 senses > noun 3, event
Meaning(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth.
Synonymundulation
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowerflap, flapping, flutter, flutteringThe motion made by flapping up and down
fluctuationA wave motion
gravity wave, gravitation wave(physics) a wave that is hypothesized to propagate / propagate gravity and to travel at the speed of light
oscillation, vibration(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
seicheA wave on the surface of a lake or landlocked bay
shock wave, blast waveA region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity
sine waveA wave whose waveform resembles a sine curve
sound wave, acoustic wave(acoustics) a wave that transmits sound
standing wave, stationary waveA wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time
traveling wave, travelling waveA wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wave
wave form, waveform, wave shapeThe shape of a wave illustrated graphically by plotting the values of the period quantity against time
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Spanishonda, ondulación
Catalanona
English > wave: 14 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningSomething that rises rapidly.
Examples
  • "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"
BroaderriseA growth in strength or number or importance
Spanishola
Catalanonada
English > wave: 14 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe act of signaling by a movement of the hand.
Synonymswaving, wafture
Narrowerflourish, brandishThe act of waving
Broadergesture, motionThe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
Verbswavesignal with the hands or nod
English > wave: 14 senses > noun 6, body
MeaningA hairdo that creates undulations in the hair.
Narrowerfinger waveA wave made with the fingers
permanent wave, permanent, permA series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
Broaderhairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coifThe arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
Spanishondulado
Adjectiveswavy(of hair) having waves
Verbswaveset waves in
wavetwist or roll into coils or ringlets
English > wave: 14 senses > noun 7, shape
MeaningAn undulating curve.
Synonymundulation
Narrowersine curve, sinusoidThe curve of y=sin x
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Spanishola, onda, ondulación
Catalanonda
English > wave: 14 senses > noun 8, phenomenon
MeaningA persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures).
Example"a heat wave"
Partswave frontAll the points just reached by a wave as it propagates / propagates
Narrowercold waveA wave of unusually cold weather
heat waveA wave of unusually hot weather
Broaderweather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric conditionThe atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
Spanishola
English > Wave: 14 senses > noun 9, person
MeaningA member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally / originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch.
BroaderreservistA member of a military reserve
woman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
English > wave: 14 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningSignal with the hands or nod.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to somebody
Examples
  • "She waved to her friends"
  • "He waved his hand hospitably"
Synonymbeckon
Broadergesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
Spanishhacer señas
Nounswave, wavingthe act of signaling by a movement of the hand
waversomeone who communicates by waving
English > wave: 14 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningMove or swing back and forth.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She waved her gun"
Synonymsbrandish, flourish
Entailshold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
NarrowerwigwagSend a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishagitar, balancear, blandir, esgrimir, ondear, ondular, prosperar
Catalanbrandar, brandejar, prosperar
Nounswaversomeone who communicates by waving
English > wave: 14 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "the waves rolled towards the beach"
Synonymsroll, undulate, flap
Narrowerluffflap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishagitar, girar, ondear, ondular
Catalanagitar-se, agitar, girar, ondejar, ondular, onejar, oscil·lar, volar
Nounswavea movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
English > wave: 14 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningTwist or roll into coils or ringlets.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey wave their hair
Synonymcurl
Narrowercrimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kinkcurl tightly
BroadertwistTurn in the opposite direction
Spanishencrespar, ondular, rizar
Catalanarrissar, crespar, ondular
Nounswavea hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
English > wave: 14 senses > verb 5, body
Meaningset waves in.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey wave their hair
Example"she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
Narrowergauffer, goffermake wavy with a heated goffering iron
marcelmake a marcel in a woman's hair
permGive a permanent wave to
Broaderdress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffurearrange attractively
Spanishondular
Catalanarrissar-se, arrissar, crespar, ondular
Nounswavea hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

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