Associations to the word «Waves»

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WAVE, verb. (intransitive) To move back and forth repeatedly.
WAVE, verb. (intransitive) To wave one’s hand in greeting or departure.
WAVE, verb. (intransitive) To have an undulating or wavy form.
WAVE, verb. (transitive) To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form or surface to.
WAVE, verb. (transitive) To produce waves to the hair.
WAVE, verb. (intransitive) (baseball) To swing and miss at a pitch.
WAVE, verb. (transitive) To cause to move back and forth repeatedly.
WAVE, verb. (transitive) To signal (someone or something) with a waving movement.
WAVE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state.
WAVE, verb. To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
WAVE, verb. To call attention to, or give a direction or command to, by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to signal; to indicate.
WAVE, noun. A moving disturbance in the level of a body of water; an undulation.
WAVE, noun. (physics) A moving disturbance in the energy level of a field.
WAVE, noun. A shape that alternatingly curves in opposite directions.
WAVE, noun. (figuratively) A sudden unusually large amount of something that is temporarily experienced.
WAVE, noun. A sideway movement of the hand(s).
WAVE, noun. A group activity in a crowd imitating a wave going through water, where people in successive parts of the crowd stand and stretch upward, then sit. Usually referred to as "the wave"
WAVE, verb. Obsolete spelling of waive
WAVE AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) To reject or dismiss with a hand gesture.
WAVE DASH, noun. The character 〜, that serves as a punctuation mark in Japanese.
WAVE DASHES, noun. Plural of wave dash
WAVE DOWN, verb. (transitive) To cause (a moving vehicle) to stop by using an arm gesture.
WAVE FIELD SYNTHESIS, noun. The use of mathematics, and a large number of loudspeakers to accurately reproduce a given field of sound.
WAVE FUNCTION, noun. Alternative spelling of wavefunction
WAVE FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of wave function
WAVE MECHANICS, noun. (physics) (mathematics) The mathematical basis for quantum mechanics in which light and subatomic particles have the characteristics of both waves and particles.
WAVE NUMBER, noun. (physics) The number of waves per unit length; the reciprocal of wavelength.
WAVE OF THE HAND, noun. (idiomatic) As if by magic.
WAVE OFF, verb. (transitive) To say goodbye to someone with a wave (hand gesture)
WAVE OFF, verb. (basketball) Of a referee, to disallow a field goal with the aforementioned hand gesture.
WAVE PACKET, noun. (physics) a collection of waves, travelling together
WAVE PACKET, noun. (physics) a probability wave
WAVE PACKETS, noun. Plural of wave packet
WAVE POOL, noun. A swimming pool in which there are artificially generated, reasonably large waves, similar to the ocean's.
WAVE POOLS, noun. Plural of wave pool
WAVE POWER, noun. Transport and harnessing of energy by ocean surface waves.
WAVE SHOALING, noun. The effect on a wave, in a body of water, of increasing wave height with decreasing water depth. Particularly noticeable at the sea shore.
WAVE SKI, noun. Short water craft seating one rider, propelled by a two-ended paddle, designed for surfing waves.
WAVE THE BLOODY SHIRT, verb. (US) (politics) (slang) To mention martyrs and wars (especially the American Civil War) in an effort to draw empathy.
WAVE THE WHITE FLAG, verb. (in military combat) To indicate to an opposing force that one is surrendering.
WAVE THE WHITE FLAG, verb. (figurative) To yield, give up, or quit.
WAVE TRAIN, noun. A regular sequence of wave pulses
WAVE VECTOR, noun. (physics) (mathematics) A vector whose direction is that of the direction of propagation of a wave, and whose magnitude is inversely proportional to its wavelength

Dictionary definition

WAVE, noun. One of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water).
WAVE, noun. A movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves".
WAVE, noun. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth.
WAVE, noun. 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".
WAVE, noun. The act of signaling by a movement of the hand.
WAVE, noun. A hairdo that creates undulations in the hair.
WAVE, noun. An undulating curve.
WAVE, noun. A persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave".
WAVE, noun. 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.
WAVE, verb. Signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably".
WAVE, verb. Move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun".
WAVE, verb. Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach".
WAVE, verb. Twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please".
WAVE, verb. Set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia