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Definition: Wave

See Waive.

To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.

To be moved to and fro as a signal.

To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.

To move one way and the other; to brandish.

To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.

To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.

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.

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.

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.

Water; a body of water.

Unevenness; inequality of surface.

A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.

The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.

Fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm.

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