To have an undulating or wavy form; curve or curl: Her hair waves naturally.
To cause to move back and forth or up and down, either once or repeatedly: She waved a fan before her face.
To move or swing as in giving a signal: He waved his hand. See Synonyms at flourish.
To signal or express by waving the hand or an object held in the hand: We waved goodbye.
To signal (a person) to move in a specified direction: The police officer waved the motorist into the right lane.
To arrange into curves, curls, or undulations: wave one's hair.
A ridge or swell moving through or along the surface of a large body of water.
A small ridge or swell moving across the interface of two fluids and dependent on surface tension.
The sea. Often used in the plural: vanished beneath the waves.
Something that suggests the form and motion of a wave in the sea, especially:
A moving curve or succession of curves in or on a surface; an undulation: waves of wheat in the wind.
A curve or succession of curves, as in the hair.
A curved shape, outline, or pattern.
A movement up and down or back and forth: a wave of the hand.
A surge or rush, as of sensation: a wave of nausea; a wave of indignation.
A sudden great rise, as in activity or intensity: a wave of panic selling on the stock market.
A rising trend that involves large numbers of individuals: a wave of conservatism.
One of a succession of mass movements: the first wave of settlers.
A maneuver in which fans at a sports event simulate an ocean wave by rising quickly in sequence with arms upraised and then quickly sitting down again in a continuous rolling motion.
A widespread, persistent meteorological condition, especially of temperature: a heat wave.
Physics A disturbance traveling through a medium by which energy is transferred from one particle of the medium to another without causing any permanent displacement of the medium itself.
Physics A graphic representation of the variation of such a disturbance with time.
Physics A single cycle of such a disturbance.