Pronunciation: wāv
v. t.1.See Waive.
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Waved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Waving.]
1.To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
2.To be moved to and fro as a signal.
3.To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.
v. t.1.To move one way and the other; to brandish.
2.To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
3.To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
4.To call attention to, or give a direction or command to, by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to signal; to indicate.
1.An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation.
The wave behind impels the wave before.
- Pope.
2.(Physics) A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See Undulation.
3.Water; a body of water.
4.Unevenness; inequality of surface.
5.A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.
6.The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.
7.Something resembling or likened to a water wave, as in rising unusually high, in being of unusual extent, or in progressive motion; a swelling or excitement, as of feeling or energy; a tide; flood; period of intensity, usual activity, or the like; as, a wave of enthusiasm; waves of applause.
Wave front
(Physics) the surface of initial displacement of the particles in a medium, as a wave of vibration advances.
Wave length
(Physics) the space, reckoned in the direction of propagation, occupied by a complete wave or undulation, as of light, sound, etc.; the distance from a point or phase in a wave to the nearest point at which the same phase occurs.
Wave line
(Shipbuilding) a line of a vessel's hull, shaped in accordance with the wave-line system.
Wave-line system
(Shipbuilding) a system or theory of designing the lines of a vessel, which takes into consideration the length and shape of a wave which travels at a certain speed.
Wave loaf
a loaf for a wave offering.
Wave moth
(Zool.) any one of numerous species of small geometrid moths belonging to Acidalia and allied genera; - so called from the wavelike color markings on the wings.
- Lev. viii. 27.
Wave offering
an offering made in the Jewish services by waving the object, as a loaf of bread, toward the four cardinal points.
Wave of vibration
(Physics) a wave which consists in, or is occasioned by, the production and transmission of a vibratory state from particle to particle through a body.
- Num. xviii. 11.
Wave surface
a - (Physics) A surface of simultaneous and equal displacement of the particles composing a wave of vibration.
b - (Geom.) A mathematical surface of the fourth order which, upon certain hypotheses, is the locus of a wave surface of light in the interior of crystals. It is used in explaining the phenomena of double refraction. See under Refraction.
Wave theory
(Physics) See Undulatory theory, under Undulatory.
Noun1.wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Synonyms: moving ridge
2.wave - a movement like that of an ocean wave; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
3.wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
Synonyms: undulation
4.wave - 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.wave - the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
Synonyms: wafture, waving
6.wave - a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
7.wave - an undulating curve
Synonyms: undulation
8.wave - a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
9.Wave - 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
Verb1.wave - signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
Synonyms: beckon
2.wave - move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
Synonyms: brandish, flourish
3.wave - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
Synonyms: flap, undulate, roll
4.wave - twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
Synonyms: curl
5.wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
(language, robotics)WAVE - A robotics language.

["WAVE: A Model-Based Language for Manipulator Control", R.P. Paul, Ind Robot 4(1):10-17, 1979].
Afro, accost, address, advertise, affect, air, ambages, amplitude, anfractuosity, antinode, barber, be poised, beat, beat the drum, betoken, bicker, billow, blazon forth, bob, bobble, bore, bow, brandish, brandishing, break, breakers, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, careen, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, coggle, coif, coiffure, cold wave, comb, comber, conk, convolution, crash, crest, crinkle, crinkling, curtsy, dance, dangle, dash, de Broglie wave, demonstrate, develop, diffraction, dip, dirty water, disclose, display, divulge, dramatize, eagre, ebb and flow, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, emblazon, embody, embrace, enact, evidence, evince, exchange colors, exhibit, expose to view, express, flag, flag down, flap, flash, flaunt, flaunting, flexuosity, flexuousness, flick, flicker, flip, flit, flitter, float, flop, flourish, flourishing, fluctuate, flutter, fly, frequency, frequency band, frequency spectrum, give a signal, give sign, give the nod, give token, glance, go pitapat, gravity wave, greeting, ground swell, guided wave, gutter, hail, hail and speak, haircut, hairdo, hairstyle, half-mast, hand-clasp, handshake, headdress, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, hello, highlight, hoist a banner, hold up, home permanent, how-do-you-do, hug, illuminate, in phase, incarnate, indicate, interference, intorsion, involution, kick, kiss, leer, librate, lift, light, longitudinal wave, lop, lurch, make a sign, make clear, make plain, manifest, materialize, mean, meander, meandering, mechanical wave, natural, nod, node, nudge, nutate, oscillate, out of phase, palpitate, parade, peak, pendulate, perform, period, periodic wave, permanent, permanent wave, pitch, pitter-patter, poke, pompadour, popple, present, process, produce, pulse, put forth, put forward, radio wave, raise a cry, ray, reel, reinforcement, represent, resonance, resonance frequency, resonate, reveal, riffle, rise, rise and fall, rivulation, rock, roll, roll out, roller, rough water, salutation, salute, scend, seismic wave, send, set forth, shake, shaking, shingle, shock wave, show, show forth, sign, signal, signalize, sinuation, sinuosity, sinuousness, slat, slinkiness, smash, smile, smile of recognition, snakiness, sound an alarm, sound the trumpet, sound wave, speak, splutter, sport, spotlight, sputter, surface wave, swag, sway, swing, swinging, throb, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, token, torsion, tortility, tortuosity, tortuousness, toss, touch, transverse wave, trim, trot out, trough, trumpet, trumpet forth, tsunami, turning, twisting, undulate, unfold, unfurl a flag, vacillate, vaunt, vibrate, wag, waggle, water wave, wave a flag, wave equation, wave motion, wave number, wave the hand, wavelength, wavelet, waver, waving, white horses, whitecaps, wield, wigwag, winding, wink, wobble
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