Synonyms of wave


1. wave, moving ridge, movement, motion

usage: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

2. wave, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"

3. wave, undulation, movement, motion

usage: (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

4. wave, rise

usage: 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"

5. wave, waving, wafture, gesture, motion

usage: the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

6. wave, hairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coif

usage: a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

7. wave, undulation, curve, curved shape

usage: an undulating curve

8. wave, weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric condition

usage: a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave"

9. Wave, reservist, woman, adult female

usage: 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


1. beckon, wave, gesticulate, gesture, motion

usage: signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"

2. brandish, flourish, wave, move, displace

usage: move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"

3. roll, undulate, flap, wave, move

usage: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

4. curl, wave, twist

usage: twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"

5. wave, dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure

usage: set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

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Definition and meaning of wave (Dictionary)