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Dictionary definition for: Wave

1. (n) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

2. (v) signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends" "He waved his hand hospitably"

3. (n) a movement like that of an ocean wave; "a wave of settlers" "troops advancing in waves"

4. (v) move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"

5. (n) (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

6. (v) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated" "the waves rolled towards the beach"

7. (n) 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"

8. (v) twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"

9. (n) the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

10. (v) set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

11. (n) a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

12. (n) an undulating curve

13. (n) a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)

14. (n) 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

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