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  Dictionary Definition of wave

noun, verb, waved, waving.

-- noun
1. a disturbance of the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a ridge or swell.
2. any surging or progressing movement or part resembling a wave of the sea: a wave of the pulse.
3. a swell, surge, or rush, as of feeling, excitement, prosperity, etc.: a wave of anger swept over him.
4. a widespread movement, feeling, opinion, tendency, etc.: a wave of anti-Americanism.
5. one of a succession of movements of people migrating into a region, country, etc.
6. a line of soldiers advancing or attacking.
7. a movement of migrating birds, animals, etc.
8. an outward curve, or one of a series of such curves, in a surface or line; an undulation.
9. Physics a progressive vibrational disturbance propagated through a medium, as air, without corresponding progress or advance of the parts or particles themselves, as in the transmission of sound or electromagnetic energy.
10. the act of waving, as a flag or the hand.
11. a sign made with a wave of the hand, a flag, etc.
12. a period or spell of exceptionally hot or cold weather.
13. a curve or number of curves in a person's hair.
14. permanent wave.
15. Archaic. water; a body of water; the sea.
-- verb (i)
16. to move loosely to and fro or up and down; flutter.
17. to curve alternately in opposite directions; have an undulating form.
18. to bend or sway up and down or to and fro, as branches or plants in the wind.
19. to be moved, especially alternately in opposite directions: their handkerchiefs all waved as the car departed.
20. to give a signal by waving something: she waved to me as I left.
-- verb (t)
21. to cause to move loosely to and fro or up and down.
22. to cause to bend or sway up and down or to and fro.
23. to give an undulating form to; cause to curve up and down or in and out.
24. to give a wavy appearance or pattern to, as silk.
25. to impart a wave to (the hair).
26. to move, especially alternately in opposite directions: to wave the hand.
27. to signal to by waving a flag or the like; direct by a waving movement: to wave a train to a halt.
28. to signify or express by a waving movement: to wave a last goodbye.
-- phrase
29. the Wave, Mexican Wave.
30. wave down\f