vi water; a body of water.
2. wave ·noun woe.
3. wave ·vt ·see waive.
4. wave ·vi unevenness; inequality of surface.
5. wave ·vi to be moved to and fro as a signal.
6. wave ·vt to move one way and the other; to brandish.
7. wave ·vt to move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
8. wave ·vi a waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, ·etc.
9. wave ·vt to raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
10. wave ·vi the undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.
11. wave ·vi fig.: a swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm.
12. wave ·vi to fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.
13. wave ·vi to play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
14. wave ·vt 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.
15. wave ·vi an advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation.
xvi. wave ·vi a vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. ·see undulation.
xvii. wave ·add. ·noun something resembling or likened to a water wave, as in rising unusually high, in being of unusual extent, or in progressive motion; a swelling or excitement, as of feeling or energy; a tide; flood; period of intensity, usual activity, or the like; as, a wave of enthusiasm.