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  1. wave
    IPA[wāv]
  2. verb

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: wave, plural noun: waves

    • v.: verb: wave, 3rd person present: waves, gerund or present participle: waving, past tense: waved, past participle: waved

    • verb

      move one's hand to and fro in greeting or as a signal:

      move (one's hand or arm, or something held in one's hand) to and fro:

    • noun

      a long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore:

      a ridge of water between two depressions in open water:

    • adjective

      moving one's hand to and fro in greeting or as a signal:

      moving to and fro with a swaying motion while remaining fixed to one point:

    • plural

      the women's section of the US Naval Reserve, established in 1942, or, since 1948, of the US Navy.
    • adjective

      moving one's hand to and fro in greeting or as a signal:

      moving to and fro with a swaying motion while remaining fixed to one point:

    • plural

      the women's section of the US Naval Reserve, established in 1942, or, since 1948, of the US Navy.
    • noun

      a new movement or trend, especially in the arts:

      a style of rock music popular in the 1970s and 1980s, deriving from punk but generally more pop in sound and less aggressive in performance:

    • noun

      a sharp change of pressure in a narrow region traveling through a medium, especially air, caused by explosion or by a body moving faster than sound.

      a widespread feeling of shock caused by an unexpected event:

    • noun

      a spell of cold weather over a wide area.

      a kind of permanent wave for the hair created by applying chemicals at room temperature.

    • noun

      another term for gravitational wave

      a wave propagated on a liquid surface or in a fluid through the effects of gravity.

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