cold wave


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cold wave

n.
An onset of unusually cold weather within a 24-hour period.

cold wave

n
1. (Physical Geography) meteorol a sudden spell of low temperatures over a wide area, often following the passage of a cold front
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) hairdressing a permanent wave made by chemical agents applied at normal temperatures

cold′ wave`


n.
1. a rapid and considerable drop in temperature, usu. affecting a large area.
2. a permanent wave set in the hair by chemical solutions without the aid of heat.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cold wave - a wave of unusually cold weathercold wave - a wave of unusually cold weather  
wave - a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave"
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
I had lived in a clammy atmosphere of reverence, respect, deference, so long that they sent a quivery little cold wave through me:
PESHAWAR -- Cold wave have gripped Peshawar division after heavy downpour started lashing most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA since Saturday night where more rain is expected during next 24 hours.
The cold wave caused by the torrential rain have gripped Peshawar, Malakand and Harza divisions, forcing people to wear additional warm cloths to keep themselves warm.
As the latest cold wave blasts Taiwan causing temperatures to plummet to 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in all parts north of Tainan, 53 people have lost their lives to the bitter cold weather yesterday (Jan.
Rawalpindi and Islamabad received late night rain and intensified the cold wave.
Cold wave has been killing poor Tarai people almost every day.
Bangladesh should brace itself to face cold wave coupled with dense fog that has been sweeping the country since January 4 as it might affect different seasonal crops and Boro seedlings.
While India experienced abnormal drop in temperature and cold wave conditions, Bhutan is also experiencing drop in temperature by 2 degree Celsius.
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 (KUNA) -- At least 187 people have died due to a cold wave that hit north Indian states including Uttar Pradesh and the capital New Delhi.
Surprised at story being run by several channels on cold wave deaths.
KARACHI -- A new cold wave will grip Sindh, northern Balochistan and the rest of the country starting next week, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said .
RAWALPINDI -- As a cold wave has gripped the Potohar region, flu, sore throat and pneumonia cases have increased.