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Synonyms for wave
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wave, moving ridge(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  2. wave(noun)

    a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon

    "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  3. wave, undulation(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  5. wave, waving, wafture(noun)

    the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  6. wave(noun)

    a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  7. wave, undulation(noun)

    an undulating curve

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  8. wave(noun)

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

    "a heat wave"

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  9. Wave(verb)

    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

    Synonyms:
    wafture, undulation, waving, moving ridge

  10. beckon, wave(verb)

    signal with the hands or nod

    "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"

    Synonyms:
    undulate, brandish, curl, roll, beckon, flap, flourish

  11. brandish, flourish, wave(verb)

    move or swing back and forth

    "She waved her gun"

    Synonyms:
    roll, brandish, prosper, fly high, thrive, flap, undulate, beckon, expand, boom, curl, flourish

  12. roll, undulate, flap, wave(verb)

    move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

    "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

    Synonyms:
    vagabond, wind, ramble, pother, wrap, seethe, beat, stray, rove, roll, twine, cast, flap, beckon, ruffle, wander, riffle, hustle, cockle, brandish, pluck, revolve, roll up, swan, roll out, tramp, turn over, flourish, dither, undulate, ripple, drift, curl, roam, wheel, range

  13. curl, wave(verb)

    twist or roll into coils or ringlets

    "curl my hair, please"

    Synonyms:
    kink, undulate, brandish, coil, curl, roll, curl up, draw in, beckon, flap, loop, curve, flourish

  14. wave(verb)

    set waves in

    "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

    Synonyms:
    flourish, undulate, brandish, roll, curl, beckon, flap

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wave

    A thing is shaken which is subjected to short and abruptly checked movements, as forward and backward, up and down, from side to side, etc. A tree is "shaken with a mighty wind;" a man slowly shakes his head. A thing rocks that is sustained from below; it swings if suspended from above, as a pendulum, or pivoted at the side, as a crane or a bridge-draw; to oscillate is to swing with a smooth and regular returning motion; a vibrating motion may be tremulous or jarring. The pendulum of a clock may be said to swing, vibrate, or oscillate; a steel bridge vibrates under the passage of a heavy train; the term vibrate is also applied to molecular movements. Jolting is a lifting from and letting down suddenly upon an unyielding surface; as, a carriage jolts over a rough road. A jarring motion is abruptly and very rapidly repeated through an exceedingly limited space; the jolting of the carriage jars the windows. Rattling refers directly to the sound produced by shaking. To joggle is to shake slightly; as, a passing touch joggles the desk on which one is writing. A thing trembles that shakes perceptibly and with an appearance of uncertainty and instability, as a person under the influence of fear; a thing shivers when all its particles are stirred with a slight but pervading tremulous motion, as a human body under the influence of cold; shuddering is a more pronounced movement of a similar kind, in human beings often the effect of emotional or moral recoil; hence, the word is applied by extension to such feelings even when they have no such outward manifestation; as, one says, "I shudder at the thought." To quiver is to have slight and often spasmodic contractile motions, as the flesh under the surgeon's knife. Thrill is applied to a pervasive movement felt rather than seen; as, the nerves thrill with delight; quiver is similarly used, but suggests somewhat more of outward manifestation. To agitate in its literal use is nearly the same as to shake, tho we speak of the sea as agitated when we could not say it is shaken; the Latin agitate is preferred in scientific or technical use to the Saxon shake, and especially as applied to the action of mechanical contrivances; in the metaphorical use agitate is more transitory and superficial, shake more fundamental and enduring; a person's feelings are agitated by distressing news; his courage, his faith, his credit, or his testimony is shaken. Sway applies to the movement of a body suspended from above or not firmly sustained from below, and the motion of which is less pronounced than swinging, smoother than vibrating, and not necessarily constant as oscillating; as, the swaying of a reed in the wind. Sway used transitively especially applies to motions of grace or dignity; brandish denotes a threatening or hostile motion; a monarch sways the scepter; the ruffian brandishes a club. To reel or totter always implies liability to fall; reeling is more violent than swaying, tottering more irregular; a drunken man reels; we speak of the tottering step of age or infancy. An extended mass which seems to lack solidity or cohesion is said to quake; as, a quaking bog. Quaver is applied almost exclusively to tremulous sounds of the human voice. Flap, flutter, and fluctuate refer to wave-like movements, flap generally to such as produce a sharp sound; a cock flaps his wings; flutter applies to a less pronounced and more irregular motion; a captive bird or a feeble pulse flutters. Compare FLUCTUATE.

    Synonyms:
    agitate, brandish, flap, fluctuate, flutter, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quaver, quiver, reel, rock, shake, shiver, shudder, sway, swing, thrill, totter, tremble, vibrate, waver

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wave(n.)

    Synonyms:
    undulation, billow, breaker, surge, swell, ripple

  2. wave(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    undulate, float, fluctuate, flicker, vibrate, oscillate, play loosely, play to and fro

  3. wave(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    brandish, flourish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wave(n)

    Synonyms:
    undulation, surge, eagre, bore, swell, billow, breaker, ripple, whitecap, signal, flourish, swelling, excitement, tide

    Associated words:
    rote, trough, rut, crest

  2. wave(v)

    Synonyms:
    undulate, float, flutter, flourish, brandish, beckon, signal

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How to use wave in a sentence?

  1. Paul Dergarabedian:

    It was able to catch an awards season wave.

  2. Kerry Coyne:

    We have watched the coffee category expand and adapt as Millennials converted to coffee drinkers, attracted by the smoother flavor and artisanal characteristics and third - and fourth-wave coffee, we knew our culinary team could deliver that same premium, hand-crafted sensory experience with the bellowed category hero of espresso in our best-in-class, fresh-baked bagel. The caffeine in the bagel is sourced from both espresso and coffee-cherry flour. Einstein’s exact recipe is proprietary but in addition to packing a caffeinated punch, the new bagel also has 13 grams of protein, derived from cocoa. We ’d all love a little extra energy in the morning, but do the enhancned bagels actually taste any good ? The product left tasters divided in a pretty even split. The product itself resembles a dark brown pumpernickel bagel and, upon the first few nibbles, tastes like a chewy plain bagel with a slightly sweet taste. After a few more bites, however, the bitterness from the espresso really kicks in.

  3. Kyle Thiem:

    For Georgia, we're expecting two possible waves of activity: the first will be in the afternoon on Sunday as a warm front moves through the area, the second wave of storms will likely come through overnight as the main system moves eastward.

  4. Cristiano Amon:

    You should expect in the future to see us talking about integrated platforms that have both millimeter-wave and Wi-Fi 6.

  5. Seth Rogen:

    This is it!!! We removed the fire from the hair and the entire secondary wave of head chunks, please tell us this is over now.

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