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Meaning of wave

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  wave
      n 1: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of
           a liquid (especially across a large body of water) [syn:
           {wave}, {moving ridge}]
      2: a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a
         specified phenomenon; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing
         in waves"
      3: (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth [syn:
         {wave}, {undulation}]
      4: 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: the act of signaling by a movement of the hand [syn: {wave},
         {waving}, {wafture}]
      6: a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
      7: an undulating curve [syn: {wave}, {undulation}]
      8: a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition
         (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave"
      9: 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
      v 1: signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends";
           "He waved his hand hospitably" [syn: {beckon}, {wave}]
      2: move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun" [syn:
         {brandish}, {flourish}, {wave}]
      3: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion;
         "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the
         beach" [syn: {roll}, {undulate}, {flap}, {wave}]
      4: twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
         [syn: {curl}, {wave}]
      5: set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"


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