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Noun
A long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore
“As he stood near the shore, a huge wave knocked him from his perch and almost carried him out to sea.”
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A gesture or signal made by moving one's hand to and fro
“He gave me a small wave to indicate that he was ready.”
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A sudden occurrence of or increase in a phenomenon, feeling or emotion
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“By the early twentieth century, a new wave of success was beginning to make its presence felt in various guises.”
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A shape or movement that alternatingly curves in opposite directions
“Our eyes were fixed on the wave displayed on the monitor.”
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A slightly curling lock of hair
“Use a curling iron or Velcro rollers to achieve a delicate wave in your hair.”
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(physics) A periodic disturbance of the particles of a substance
“Sound is a wave of compression and rarefaction in air.”
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A number of similar or related events, objects, or people coming one after another
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A mass of things falling, moving or happening at the same time
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An act of waving (something at someone)
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A group of people of similar age involved in a particular activity
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A movement from side to side or back and forth
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A pulse of electrical energy
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Waves that break on an ocean shoreline
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Something which is based on another source
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A gesture of respect or polite recognition, especially one made to or by a person when arriving or departing
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A ray or shaft of light
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A phenomenon where the members of a crowd raise their hands in turn, creating the illusion of a passing wave
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A state of agitation
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A trail of disturbed water or air left by the passage of a ship or aircraft
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A distinctive style, mood or quality
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The regular passing from one condition to another
Verb
To sway to and fro, especially while remaining fixed to one point
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“A few flags would wave from their poles, sporting the institute's signature colors.”
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To move (one's hand or arm, or something held in one's hand) to and fro
“Carl would occasionally wave a cleaver to chase away people who were sitting at the counter without spending.”
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To move one's hand as a signal
“We tried to wave to them to come closer.”
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To move one's hand to and fro as a greeting
“Can see them out on the porch? But they don't wave, and I know I don't want to stay.”
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(of hair) To grow with a slight curl
“His light brown hair would wave back almost to his shoulders while still puffing outward slightly.”
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To brandish one's possessions as a signal of one's status
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To use gestures to convey information or directions
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To lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
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To summon or signal (to someone or a vehicle)
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To suspend in an elevated position
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To greet or physically respond to by recognizing the presence of
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To cool (someone or something) by waving an object to create a current of air
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