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Noun
Bodies of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore
“At sunset, I lounge in my four-poster bed and watch as the waves wash onto the rocks.”
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The large body of salt water that covers most of the earth
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The consequences or after-effects of a significant (and usually unpleasant) event
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The water or air disturbed by a moving boat or aircraft
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The regular passing from one condition to another
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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) Plural for a periodic disturbance of the particles of a substance
“Sound is a wave of compression and rarefaction in air.”
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Plural for a number of similar or related events, objects, or people coming one after another
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Plural for an act of waving (something at someone)
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Plural for a group of people of similar age involved in a particular activity
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Plural for a movement from side to side or back and forth
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Plural for a pulse of electrical energy; a brief current
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Plural for derivative
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Plural for a polite word or sign of welcome or recognition
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Plural for a brief, rapid action or movement
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Plural for a ray or shaft of light
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Plural for any contagious disease that spreads rapidly and kills many people
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Plural for a phenomenon where the members of a crowd raise their hands in turn, creating the illusion of a passing wave
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Plural for a state of agitation; a panic
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Plural for a trail of disturbed water or air left by the passage of a ship or aircraft
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Plural for a distinctive style, mood or quality
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Move or cause to move unsteadily from side to side
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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 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 cover completely with water
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To cool (someone or something) by waving an object to create a current of air
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