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Wave

 (wāv)
n.
A member of the women's reserve of the US Navy, organized during World War II, but now no longer a separate branch.

[From W(omen) A(ccepted for) V(olunteer) E(mergency Service).]

wave

 (wāv)
v. waved, wav·ing, waves
v.intr.
1. To move freely back and forth or up and down in the air, as branches in the wind.
2. To make a signal with an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement of the hand or an object held in the hand: waved as she drove by.
3. To have an undulating or wavy form; curve or curl: Her hair waves naturally.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move back and forth or up and down, either once or repeatedly: She waved a fan before her face.
2.
a. To move or swing as in giving a signal: He waved his hand. See Synonyms at flourish.
b. To signal or express by waving the hand or an object held in the hand: We waved goodbye.
c. To signal (a person) by using the hand to move in a specified direction: The police officer waved the motorist into the right lane.
3. To arrange into curves, curls, or undulations: wave one's hair.
n.
1.
a. A ridge or swell moving through or along the surface of a large body of water.
b. A small ridge or swell moving across the interface of two fluids and dependent on surface tension.
2. often waves The sea: vanished beneath the waves.
3. Something that suggests the form and motion of a wave in the sea, especially:
a. A moving curve or succession of curves in or on a surface; an undulation: waves of wheat in the wind.
b. A curve or succession of curves, as in the hair.
c. A curved shape, outline, or pattern.
4. A movement up and down or back and forth: a wave of the hand.
5.
a. A surge or rush, as of sensation: a wave of nausea; a wave of indignation.
b. A sudden great rise, as in activity or intensity: a wave of panic selling on the stock market.
c. A rising trend that involves large numbers of individuals: a wave of conservatism.
d. One of a succession of mass movements: the first wave of settlers.
e. 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.
6. A widespread, persistent meteorological condition, especially of temperature: a heat wave.
7. Physics
a. A disturbance that travels through a medium. Energy is transferred by a wave from one region of the medium to another without causing any permanent displacement of the medium.
b. A graphic representation of the variation of such a disturbance with time.
c. A single cycle of a periodic wave.
Phrasal Verb:
wave off
1. To dismiss or refuse by waving the hand or arm: waved off his invitation to join the group.
2. Sports To cancel or nullify by waving the arms, usually from a crossed position: waved off the goal because time had run out.

[Middle English waven, from Old English wafian; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

wav′er n.

wave

(weɪv)
vb
1. to move or cause to move freely to and fro: the banner waved in the wind.
2. (intr) to move the hand to and fro as a greeting
3. to signal or signify by or as if by waving something
4. (tr) to direct to move by or as if by waving something: he waved me on.
5. to form or be formed into curves, undulations, etc
6. (Textiles) (tr) to give a wavy or watered appearance to (silk, etc)
7. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to set waves in (the hair)
n
8. (Physical Geography) one of a sequence of ridges or undulations that moves across the surface of a body of a liquid, esp the sea: created by the wind or a moving object and gravity
9. any undulation on or at the edge of a surface reminiscent of such a wave: a wave across the field of corn.
10. (Physical Geography) the waves the sea
11. anything that suggests the movement of a wave, as by a sudden rise: a crime wave.
12. a widespread movement that advances in a body: a wave of settlers swept into the country.
13. the act or an instance of waving
14. (General Physics) physics an oscillation propagated through a medium or space such that energy is periodically interchanged between two kinds of disturbance. For example, an oscillating electric field generates a magnetic oscillation and vice versa, hence an electromagnetic wave is produced. Similarly a wave on a liquid comprises vertical and horizontal displacements. See also antinode, longitudinal wave, node, standing wave, transverse wave
15. (General Physics) physics a graphical representation of a wave obtained by plotting the magnitude of the disturbance against time at a particular point in the medium or space; waveform
16. (Physical Geography) a prolonged spell of some weather condition: a heat wave.
17. (Hairdressing & Grooming) an undulating curve or series of curves or loose curls in the hair
18. (Textiles) an undulating pattern or finish on a fabric
19. (Animals) short for wave moth
20. make waves to cause trouble; disturb the status quo
21. ride the wave slang US to enjoy a period of success and good fortune
[Old English wafian (vb); related to Old High German weban to weave, Old Norse vafra; see waver; C16 (n) changed from earlier wāwe, probably from Old English wǣg motion; compare wag1]
ˈwaveless adj
ˈwavelessly adv
ˈwaveˌlike adj

wave

(weɪv)

n., v. waved, wav•ing. n.
1. a disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a moving ridge or swell.
2. any surging or progressing movement or part resembling a wave of the sea.
3. a swell, surge, or rush: a wave of disgust.
4. a widespread attitude or tendency, etc.: a wave of anti-intellectualism.
5. a mass movement: a wave of settlers.
6. an outward curve in a surface or line; undulation.
7. an act or instance of waving.
8. a waviness of the hair.
9. a period of unusually hot or cold weather.
10. Physics. a progressive disturbance propagated from point to point in a medium or space without progress or advance by the points themselves, as in the transmission of sound or light.
v.i.
11. to move freely and gently back and forth or up and down, as by the action of air currents, sea swells, etc.: flags waving in the wind.
12. to curve alternately in opposite directions; have an undulating form.
13. to bend or sway up and down or to and fro.
14. to be moved, esp. alternately in opposite directions: a handkerchief waving in the distance.
15. to signal, esp. in greeting, by raising the hand and moving the fingers up and down.
v.t.
16. to cause to flutter or have a waving motion in.
17. to cause to bend or sway up and down or to and fro.
18. to cause to curve up and down or in and out.
19. to give a wavy appearance or pattern to, as silk.
20. to impart a wave to (the hair).
21. to greet or signal someone by raising and moving (the hand), esp. alternately in opposite directions.
22. to direct by a waving movement: to wave traffic around an obstacle.
23. to signify or express by a waving movement.
Idioms:
make waves, Informal. to disturb the status quo.
[1325–75; Middle English; Old English wafian to wave the hands]
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wave

(wāv)
A disturbance or vibration that passes through a medium, such as air or water, transferring energy without causing a permanent change to the medium. See also longitudinal wave, transverse wave. See Note at refraction.

wave

  • comber, breaker, roller - A long curving wave is a comber, a wave that curls over and dissolves into foam is a breaker, and a long wave moving steadily shoreward is a roller.
  • scend - As a noun, it is the surge of a wave or the sea; as a verb, it means to pitch or surge up in a heavy sea.
  • undulate - From Latin unda, "wave."
  • wave - Meaning "movement of the sea," it seems to be an alteration of the earlier wawe, "wave," from Old English woeg, "motion, wave."

wave

1. A formation of forces, landing ships, craft, amphibious vehicles or aircraft, required to beach or land about the same time. Can be classified as to type, function or order as shown: a. assault wave; b. boat wave; c. helicopter wave; d. numbered wave; e. on-call wave; f. scheduled wave.
2. (DOD only) An undulation of water caused by the progressive movement of energy from point to point along the surface of the water.

Wave(s)

 a body of water; the forward movement of a large body of persons, animals, or things.
Examples: wave of admirals; wave after wave of the enemy, 1879; wave of enthusiasm; of error, 1781; of strong feeling, 1855; of immigrants, 1893; of materialism, 1903; of militarism, 1915; of opinion, 1870; of passion, 1781; of population, 1852; of prejudice, 1847; of snow, 1886; of tribulations; of weary wretchedness, 1590.

wave


Past participle: waved
Gerund: waving

Imperative
wave
wave
Present
I wave
you wave
he/she/it waves
we wave
you wave
they wave
Preterite
I waved
you waved
he/she/it waved
we waved
you waved
they waved
Present Continuous
I am waving
you are waving
he/she/it is waving
we are waving
you are waving
they are waving
Present Perfect
I have waved
you have waved
he/she/it has waved
we have waved
you have waved
they have waved
Past Continuous
I was waving
you were waving
he/she/it was waving
we were waving
you were waving
they were waving
Past Perfect
I had waved
you had waved
he/she/it had waved
we had waved
you had waved
they had waved
Future
I will wave
you will wave
he/she/it will wave
we will wave
you will wave
they will wave
Future Perfect
I will have waved
you will have waved
he/she/it will have waved
we will have waved
you will have waved
they will have waved
Future Continuous
I will be waving
you will be waving
he/she/it will be waving
we will be waving
you will be waving
they will be waving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waving
you have been waving
he/she/it has been waving
we have been waving
you have been waving
they have been waving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waving
you will have been waving
he/she/it will have been waving
we will have been waving
you will have been waving
they will have been waving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waving
you had been waving
he/she/it had been waving
we had been waving
you had been waving
they had been waving
Conditional
I would wave
you would wave
he/she/it would wave
we would wave
you would wave
they would wave
Past Conditional
I would have waved
you would have waved
he/she/it would have waved
we would have waved
you would have waved
they would have waved

wave

1. A disturbance moving through the surface of land or water.
2. A disturbance or pulse moving through space or a medium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
breakers, surf, breaker - waves breaking on the shore
backwash, wake - the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
swash - the movement or sound of water; "the swash of waves on the beach"
riffle, ripple, rippling, wavelet - a small wave on the surface of a liquid
crestless wave, swell - the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
lift, rise - a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
billow, surge - a large sea wave
tidal wave - a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
tidal wave - an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
tsunami - a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption; "a colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes"
rolling wave, roller, roll - a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
comber - a long curling sea wave
white horse, whitecap - a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
2.wave - a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
3.wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forthwave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
gravitation wave, gravity wave - (physics) a wave that is hypothesized to propagate gravity and to travel at the speed of light
sine wave - a wave whose waveform resembles a sine curve
oscillation, vibration - (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
fluctuation - a wave motion; "the fluctuations of the sea"
seiche - a wave on the surface of a lake or landlocked bay; caused by atmospheric or seismic disturbances
standing wave, stationary wave - a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time
traveling wave, travelling wave - a wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wave
acoustic wave, sound wave - (acoustics) a wave that transmits sound
wave form, wave shape, waveform - the shape of a wave illustrated graphically by plotting the values of the period quantity against time
blast wave, shock wave - a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity; "the explosion created a shock wave"
pulsation, pulse, pulsing, impulse - (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
flapping, fluttering, flap, flutter - the motion made by flapping up and down
4.wave - something that rises rapidly; "a wave of emotion swept over him"; "there was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed"; "a wave of conservatism in the country led by the hard right"
rise - a growth in strength or number or importance
5.wave - the act of signaling by a movement of the handwave - the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
brandish, flourish - the act of waving
6.wave - a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
finger wave - a wave made with the fingers
permanent, permanent wave, perm - a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
7.wave - an undulating curvewave - an undulating curve      
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
sine curve, sinusoid - the curve of y=sin x
8.wave - a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave"
cold wave - a wave of unusually cold weather
heat wave - a wave of unusually hot weather
wave front - all the points just reached by a wave as it propagates
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
9.Wave - a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch
reservist - a member of a military reserve
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Verb1.wave - signal with the hands or nodwave - signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
2.wave - move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
wigwag - send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
3.wave - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motionwave - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
luff - flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed"
4.wave - twist or roll into coils or ringletswave - twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
twist - turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"
frizz, kink, kink up, frizzle, crape, crimp - curl tightly; "crimp hair"
5.wave - set waves inwave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
coiffe, coiffure, coif, arrange, do, dress, set - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
marcel - make a marcel in a woman's hair
gauffer, goffer - make wavy with a heated goffering iron; "goffer the trim of the dress"
perm - give a permanent wave to; "She perms her hair"

wave

verb
1. signal, sign, gesture, gesticulate He waved to us from across the street.
2. guide, point, direct, indicate, signal, motion, gesture, nod, beckon, point in the direction The policeman waved to us to go on
3. brandish, swing, flourish, wield, wag, move something to and fro, shake The protesters were waving banners and shouting.
4. flutter, flap, stir, waver, shake, swing, sway, ripple, wag, quiver, undulate, oscillate, move to and fro Flags were waving gently in the breeze.
noun
1. gesture, sign, signal, indication, gesticulation Paddy spotted Mary Anne and gave her a cheery wave.
2. ripple, breaker, sea surf, swell, ridge, roller, comber, billow the sound of waves breaking on the shore
3. curl, coil, kink, undulation, loop His fingers touched the thick waves of her hair.
4. vibration, ripple, resonance, tremor, reverberation, judder, pulsation The blast wave crushed his breath.
5. surge, welling up, rush, flood, thrill, stab, shiver, feeling, tingle, spasm, upsurge, frisson She felt a wave of grief flood over her.
6. outbreak, trend, rash, upsurge, sweep, flood, tendency, surge, ground swell the current wave of violence in schools
7. stream, flood, surge, spate, current, movement, flow, rush, tide, torrent, deluge, upsurge the wave of immigrants flooding into the country
make waves cause trouble, stir up trouble If I start making waves I'll end up getting the sack.
wave something or someone aside or away dismiss, reject, ignore, discount, disregard, play down, shrug off, spurn, rebuff, brush aside, repudiate, pooh-pooh (informal), treat with contempt Rachel waved aside his protests.
wave something or someone down flag down (only used with a vehicle as the object) stop, signal, summon, shout to He vainly attempted to wave down a taxi.

wave

verb
1. To move to and fro vigorously and usually repeatedly:
2. To move or cause to move about while being fixed at one edge:
3. To move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down:
4. To wield boldly and dramatically:
5. To have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface:
Translations
تَلْويحة باليَدحُزْمَةٌ مَوْجِيَّهزِيادَه، إرْتِفاعموجمَوْج
vlnamávatmávnutí
bølgevinkvinkefå håret lagt i bølgerfald
laine
aaltoheiluttaa kättään
valmahatitalas
hullámintegetloboghajhullám
alda, bylgjablaktabylgjabylgja, alda, báraliîa
手を振る
손 흔들기손을 흔들다파도
unda
bangabangos ilgisbanguotasbanguotibanguotis
cirtascirtotcirtotiesmājiensmāt
falafalowaćłopotaćmachaćpowiewać
naondulovaťpovievaťzamávanie
mahatimahljajplapolatival
vågvågorvinka
โบกมือการโบกมือคลื่น
dalgael sallamakperma yaptırmakdalgalanmakdalgası
sóngvẫy tay

wave

[weɪv]
A. N
1. (in sea, lake) → ola f
life on the ocean wavela vida en el or la mar
to make waves (= make an impression) → causar sensación; (= stir up trouble) → crear problemas
see also tidal B
2. (in hair) → onda f
her hair has a natural wave (in it)tiene el pelo ondulado por naturaleza
see also permanent C
3. (on surface) → ondulación f
see also shock
4. (Phys, Rad) → onda f
long/medium/short waveonda larga/media/corta
see also light, radio, sound
5. (in brain) → onda f
6. (= surge) [of strikes, refugees, enthusiasm] → oleada f
the recent wave of bombingsla reciente oleada de bombardeos
a wave of panic swept over meme invadió el pánico
in the first wave of the attacken la primera oleada del ataque
the pain comes in wavesel dolor va y viene
see also crime, Mexican, new
7. (= wave of hand) → gesto m de la mano
he dismissed me with a wave of the handme echó con un gesto de la mano
with a wave he was gonehizo un gesto con la mano para despedirse y se fue
to give sb a wave (in greeting) → saludar a algn con la mano; (saying goodbye) → decir adiós a algn con la mano
8. (US) = Mexican wave
B. VT
1. (= shake, brandish) [+ flag, handkerchief, placard] → agitar; [+ weapon, spear, stick] → blandir, agitar
he was waving his arms in the airagitaba los brazos en el aire
he saw Jarvis, and waved a hand (to catch attention) → vio a Jarvis y le hizo señas con la mano
she waved her hand for silencehizo un gesto con la mano para que se callaran
he waved a piece of paper at herle hizo señas agitando un papel que llevaba en la mano
he waved the ticket under my noseagitó el billete delante de mis narices
to wave one's/a magic wandagitar su varita mágica
2. (= gesture) to wave sb goodbye; wave goodbye to sbdecir adiós a algn con la mano
he waved the car through the gatesle indicó al coche que entrara por el portón
3. (Hairdressing) it's used for waving hairse utiliza para hacer ondas (en el pelo)
to have one's hair wavedhacerse ondas (en el pelo)
C. VI
1. [person] I saw her and wavedla vi y la saludé con la mano
we waved as the train drew outcuando partió el tren nos dijimos adiós con la mano
Ralph waved for silenceRalph hizo un gesto con la mano para que se callaran
to wave to or at sb (= sign to) → hacer señas a algn con la mano; (= greet) → saludar a algn con la mano; (= say goodbye to) → decir adiós a algn con la mano
2. (= sway) [flag] → ondear; [branches, grass] → mecerse
D. CPD wave energy Nenergía f mareomotriz
wave frequency Nfrecuencia f de las ondas
wave mechanics Nmecánica f ondulatoria
wave power Nenergía f mareomotriz
wave range N (Rad) → gama f de ondas
wave about wave around VT + ADV [+ object, arms] → agitar
wave aside VT + ADV (= dismiss) [+ suggestion, objection] (verbally) → rechazar, desechar; (with gesture) → rechazar con (un gesto de) la mano
I told her how much I appreciated her help but she waved aside my thanksle dije cuánto apreciaba su ayuda, pero ella le quitó importancia (con un gesto de la mano)
wave away VT + ADV [+ sth offered] → rechazar con (un gesto de) la mano
he waved the waiter awaycon un gesto de la mano le indicó al camarero que se fuera
wave down VT + ADV to wave a car down (= sign to stop) → hacer señales a un coche para que pare
we waved down a passing carparamos a un coche que pasaba haciéndole señas con las manos
wave off VT + ADV to wave sb offdecir adiós a algn con la mano
she came to the pier to wave us offvino al muelle para decirnos adiós
wave on VT + ADV to wave sb onindicar a algn que siga adelante, hacer señas a algn para que siga adelante

wave

[ˈweɪv]
n
[water] → vague f
the sound of the waves breaking on the shore → le bruit des vagues se brisant sur le rivage
(= greeting) → signe m de la main
to give sb a wave → saluer qn (d'un signe de la main)
We gave him a wave → Nous l'avons salué (d'un signe de la main).
a wave of the hand (= gesture) → un signe de la main
[sound] → onde f
a sound wave → un onde sonore
short wave → ondes courtes
medium wave → ondes moyennes
long wave → grandes ondes, ondes longues
[emotion, pain] → vague f
A wave of panic swept over me → Une vague de panique me submergea.
to come in waves → venir par vagues
The pain came in waves → La douleur venait par vagues.
[new activity, behaviour] → vague f
the current wave of violence → l'actuelle vague de violence
a crime wave → une vague de crimes
the new wave (in cinema, music)la nouvelle vague
(in hair)ondulation f
vi
[person] → saluer (d'un signe de la main)
to wave at sb → faire signe à qn
to wave to sb → faire un signe de la main à qn
[flag] → flotter au vent
vt
(= hold up and move) [+ handkerchief, paper] → agiter; [+ flag] → agiter; [+ stick, knife] → brandir
[+ hand] → faire un signe de
Peter waved his hand towards the house → Peter fit un signe de la main en direction de la maison.
to wave goodbye to sb, to wave sb goodbye → faire au revoir de la main à qn
I waved her goodbye → Je lui ai fait au revoir de la main.
She waved hello → Elle fit bonjour de la main.
wave aside
wave away vt sep
[+ person] → faire signe de s'écarter à
(= dismiss) [+ suggestion, objection] → rejeter, repousser; [+ doubts] → chasser

wave

n
(of water, Phys, Rad, in hair, fig) → Welle f; (of hatred, enthusiasm)Welle f, → Woge f (liter); who rules the waves?wer beherrscht die Meere?; a wave of strikeseine Streikwelle; a wave of enthusiasmeine Welle der Begeisterung; during the first wave of the attackbeim ersten Ansturm or in der ersten Angriffswelle; the attacks/attackers came in wavesdie Angriffe/Angreifer kamen in Wellen or wellenweise; from the 5th century onwards England was attacked by waves of invadersvom 5. Jahrhundert an wurde England immer wieder von Eroberungswellen heimgesucht; to make waves (fig inf)Unruhe stiften; I don’t want to make waves but … (fig inf)ich will ja keinen Staub aufwirbeln, aber …
(= movement of hand) to give somebody a wavejdm (zu)winken; he gave us a wave to show that he was readyer winkte uns zu, um zu zeigen, dass er bereit war; with a wave he was goneer winkte kurz und verschwand; with a wave of his handmit einer Handbewegung
vt
(in order to give a sign or greeting) → winken mit (at, to sb jdm); (= to wave about)schwenken; (gesticulating, in a dangerous manner) → herumfuchteln mit; to wave one’s hand to somebodyjdm winken; he waved a greeting to the crowder winkte grüßend der Menge zu; to wave somebody goodbye, to wave goodbye to somebodyjdm zum Abschied winken; he waved his hater schwenkte seinen Hut; he waved the ticket under my noseer fuchtelte mir mit der Karte vor der Nase herum; he waved his stick at the children who were stealing the appleser drohte den Kindern, die die Äpfel stahlen, mit dem Stock; he waved his fist at the intruderser drohte den Eindringlingen mit der Faust
(to indicate sb should move) he waved the children across the roader winkte die Kinder über die Straße; he waved me over to his tableer winkte mich zu sich an den Tisch; he waved me overer winkte mich zu sich herüber
hairwellen
vi
(person)winken; to wave at or to somebodyjdm (zu)winken; there’s daddy, wave!da ist der Papi, wink mal!; don’t just wave at the ball, aim to hit itnicht nur in Richtung Ball fuchteln, du sollst ihn auch treffen!
(flag)wehen; (branches)sich hin und her bewegen; (corn)wogen
(hair)sich wellen

wave

:
waveband
n (Rad) → Wellenband nt
wavelength
n (Rad) → Wellenlänge f; we’re not on the same wave (fig)wir haben nicht dieselbe Wellenlänge

wave

[weɪv]
1. n
a. (gen) (Phys, Radio) → onda; (in hair, on surface) → ondulazione f (fig) (of enthusiasm, strikes) → ondata
in waves → a ondate
short/medium/long wave (Radio) → onde fpl corte/medie/lunghe
the new wave (Cine) → la nouvelle vague (Mus) → la new wave
b. (greeting) → cenno di saluto; (signal) → gesto, cenno
to give sb a wave → salutare qn con la mano
with a wave of his hand → con un cenno della mano
2. vt
a. (brandish, flag, banner, handkerchief) → sventolare; (stick, umbrella) → agitare; (beckon, motion) → far segno a
he waved the ticket under my nose → mi sventolò il biglietto sotto il naso
to wave sb goodbye, wave goodbye to sb → fare un cenno d'addio a qn
she waved a greeting to the crowd → salutò la folla con un cenno della mano
he waved us over to the best table → ci indicò il tavolo migliore con un cenno della mano
b. (hair) → ondulare
3. vi
a. (person) → gesticolare
to wave to or at sb → fare un cenno a qn
b. (flag, branches) → ondeggiare, sventolare
c. (hair) → essere mosso/a or ondulato/a
wave about wave around vt + adv (object) → agitare
to wave one's arms about (in talking) → gesticolare
wave aside wave away vt + adv (person) to wave sb asidefare cenno a qn di spostarsi (fig) (suggestion, objection) → respingere, rifiutare
wave down vt + adv to wave sb/a car downfar segno a qn/a un'auto di fermarsi
wave off vt + adv to wave sb offsalutare qn
wave on vt + adv (subj, policeman) → fare segno di avanzare a

wave

(weiv) noun
1. a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water. rolling waves; a boat tossing on the waves.
2. a vibration travelling eg through the air. radio waves; sound waves; light waves.
3. a curve or curves in the hair. Are those waves natural?
4. a (usually temporary) rise or increase. the recent crime wave; a wave of violence; The pain came in waves.
5. an act of waving. She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
verb
1. to move backwards and forwards or flutter. The flags waved gently in the breeze.
2. to (cause hair to) curve first one way then the other. She's had her hair waved; Her hair waves naturally.
3. to make a gesture (of greeting etc) with (eg the hand). She waved to me across the street; Everyone was waving handkerchiefs in farewell; They waved goodbye.
ˈwavy adjective
(of hair) full of waves. Her hair is wavy but her sister's hair is straight.
ˈwaviness noun
ˈwave(band) noun
a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast.
ˈwavelength noun
the distance from any given point on one (radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
wave aside
to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it.

wave

مَوْج, مَوْجَة, يُلَوِح mávat, mávnutí, vlna bølge, vink, vinke Geste, Welle, winken γνέφω, κύμα decir adiós/saludar con la mano, gesto, ola, saludar con la mano aalto, heiluttaa kättään saluer, signe de la main, vague mahati, val agitare, gesto, onda 手を振る, 波 손 흔들기, 손을 흔들다, 파도 golf, zwaai, zwaaien bølge, vinke fala, zafalować acenar, aceno, onda волна, махать våg, vågor, vinka โบกมือ, การโบกมือ, คลื่น dalga, el sallamak sóng, vẫy tay 挥手, 波浪

wave

n. onda, ondulación; ademán de la mano.
1. movimiento o vibración ondulante que tiene una dirección fija y prosigue en una curva de ondulación;
2. representación gráfica de una actividad tal como la obtenida en un encefalograma;
brain ___ -s___ -s cerebrales;
electromagnetic ___ -s___ -s electromagnéticas;
excitation ______ de excitación;
high-frequency ______ de alta frecuencia;
short ______ corta;
ultrasonic ___ -s___ -s ultrasónicas;
___ lengthlongitud de ___;
v. hacer señales o ademanes con la mano.

wave

n ola; (sound, light, etc.) onda; brain — onda cerebral; heat — ola de calor; shock — onda de choque
References in classic literature ?
They always looked back before turning the corner, for their mother was always at the window to nod and smile, and wave her hand to them.
As he had swept all men before him, so now Joe Welling was carrying the two men in the room off their feet with a tidal wave of words.
It really was a violent storm, approaching a hurricane in force, and at one time it seemed as though the craft, having been heeled far over under a staggering wave that swept her decks, would not come back to an even keel.
There in the sheltered draw-bottom the wind did not blow very hard, but I could hear it singing its humming tune up on the level, and I could see the tall grasses wave.
He, however, wiped his lips with a slight wave of his handkerchief, to support a certain easy elegance which he firmly believed relieved the act of any vulgar quality.
The buccaneer on the wave might relinquish his calling and become at once if he chose, a man of probity and piety on land; nor, even in the full career of his reckless life, was he regarded as a personage with whom it was disreputable to traffic or casually associate.
A pleasing land of drowsy head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, Forever flushing round a summer sky.
I was lifted aloft on a great wave of infatuation and pity.
Wave after wave thus leaps into the ship, and finding no speedy vent runs roaring fore and aft, till the mariners come nigh to drowning while yet afloat.
It was like breakers upon a beach; there was new water, but the wave looked just the same.
Those turbid waters, hurrying, foaming, tearing along, an apt resemblance of that headlong tide of business which is poured along its wave by a race more vehement and energetic than any the old world ever saw.
You could SEE the shudder sweep the mass like a wave.