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Definition of wave:

  1. A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. Fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm.
  4. See Waive.
  5. 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.
  6. The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.
  7. To be moved to and fro as a signal.
  8. 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.
  9. To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.
  10. To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
  11. To move one way and the other; to brandish.
  12. To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
  13. To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
  14. Unevenness; inequality of surface.
  15. Water; a body of water.
  16. Woe.

Synonyms:

roll out, wind, ripple, roam, draw in, rock, lift, heave, kink, winding, curl up, quaver, vagabond, range, roll up, fly high, tube, swirl, wrap, onslaught, beckon, riffle, roll, undulate, flop, pother, tide, swan, rush, ramble, vibrate, joggle, jounce, wag, breaker, spring, loop, oscillate, uprising, seethe, prosper, express, flap, coil, moving ridge, brandish, roller, shiver, cockle, waving, wander, rove, swell, twine, boom, reel, surge, sweep, pluck, totter, undulation, meander, ruffle, sway, jolt, bore, jar, quake, waggle, influx, gush, fluctuate, thrive, agitate, hustle, billow, wheel, expand, corkscrew, cast, turn over, revolve, shudder, crush, scroll, repetition, twirl, dither, bending, tramp, shake, swarm, wafture, drift, stray, fly, swing, curl, twist, thrill, switch, curve, flourish, flitter, straight.

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