Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wave

9 senses of wave

Sense 1
wave, moving ridge -- (one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water))
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 2
wave -- (a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves")
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (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")

Sense 3
wave, undulation -- ((physics) a movement up and down or back and forth)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 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)

Sense 5
wave, waving, wafture -- (the act of signaling by a movement of the hand)
       => gesture, motion -- (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)

Sense 6
wave -- (a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair)
       => hairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coif -- (the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair))

Sense 7
wave, undulation -- (an undulating curve)
       => curve, curved shape -- (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Sense 8
wave -- (a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave")
       => weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric condition -- (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")

Sense 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)
       => woman, adult female -- (an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wave

5 senses of wave

Sense 1
beckon, wave -- (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")

Sense 2
brandish, flourish, wave -- (move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun")
       => 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")

Sense 3
roll, undulate, flap, wave -- (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")

Sense 4
curl, wave -- (twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please")
       => twist -- (turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head")

Sense 5
wave -- (set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair")
       => dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure -- (arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding")

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