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a crime wave (=a sudden increase in crime in an area)
▪ Larger cities have been the worst hit by the crime wave.
a series/spate/wave of attacks (=a number of attacks in a row)
▪ The killing follows a series of brutal attacks on tourists.
a wave of nausea (=a sudden strong feeling of nausea)
▪ A terrible wave of nausea swept over her.
a wave of nostalgia (=a strong feeling of nostalgia)
▪ As I drove into the city I felt a wave of nostalgia sweep over me.
a wave of redundancies (=a sudden increase in the number of redundancies)
▪ The latest wave of redundancies resulted in 4,000 job cuts.
a wave of unrest (=a sudden increase in unrest)
▪ A wave of unrest had resulted in seven deaths.
a wave/burst/surge of enthusiasm (=a sudden feeling of enthusiasm)
▪ The new year began with a fresh wave of enthusiasm.
a wave/flood/surge/rush of emotion (=a sudden very strong emotion)
▪ A great surge of emotion swept through her when she learnt that he was safe.
a wave/influx of immigrants (=a large number of them)
▪ A new wave of immigrants arrived in the 1950s.
a wave/surge of optimism (=a sudden strong feeling of optimism)
▪ The team are riding a wave of optimism after their recent victory.
a wave/surge of panic (=a feeling of panic that you suddenly have)
▪ A sudden wave of panic overcame him.
a wave/surge of pity
▪ The woman looked so dejected that a wave of pity washed over me.
carry/raise/wave etc the banner of sth (=publicly support a particular belief etc)
▪ She’d never felt the need to carry the banner of feminism.
cheery wave
▪ He left them with a cheery wave.
crime wave
▪ More police officers are being brought in to help tackle the current crime wave.
dismissive gesture/wave/shrug etc
▪ Cath spread both hands in a dismissive gesture.
freak wind/wave/storm etc
▪ The men drowned when a freak wave sank their boat.
give a wave/movement/signal
▪ He gave a wave of his hand.
▪ Don’t move until I give the signal.
heat wave
long wave
medium wave
Mexican wave
new wave
▪ a new wave of feminism in the sixties and early seventies
permanent wave
radio wave
sent shock waves through
▪ The child’s murder sent shock waves through the neighborhood.
shock wave
▪ The shock wave from the blast blew out 22 windows in the courthouse.
short wave
sound wave
tidal wave
▪ a tidal wave of crime
wave a magic wand
▪ I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make everything all right.
wave a (magic) wand (=move a wand about to make something magical happen)
▪ I can’t just wave a magic wand and make it all better.
wave of bombings
▪ a terrorist network responsible for a wave of bombings in Paris
wave power (=energy produced by waves in the sea)
▪ Wave power can be used to generate electricity.
wave your arms (=to attract attention)
▪ The man was waving his arms and shouting something.
wave your hand
▪ Marta waved a hand to attract his attention.
wave/raise/show etc the white flag
▪ Despite the loss, the team refuses to wave the white flag and give up on the season.
waving flags
▪ Children waving flags greeted the Russian leader.
wind/wave energy
▪ The windmill uses wind energy to crush grain and pump water.
▪ The colinear case Consider first the case when the approaching waves have colinear polarization.
▪ In the Szekeres class of solutions, the approaching waves have constant aligned polarization.
▪ This time is also affected by their relative polarization and is a minimum when the approaching waves are colinear.
▪ When and, the approaching waves contain an impulsive component.
▪ The approaching waves have a step wavefront if, and the wavefront is continuous if.
▪ It can thus be seen that this transformation with may be used to change the profile of the approaching waves.
▪ Some profiles for approaching waves of this type are illustrated in Figure 10.1.
▪ In terms of colliding plane waves, these solutions all involve approaching waves with initial impulsive components.
▪ But deep down he had the feeling that sooner or later, he would have to face the big wave with her.
▪ Nobody in the Republican presidential field is riding a bigger wave than Pat.
▪ Holding hands with your man in the sea and jumping over the biggest waves you've ever seen?
▪ Now he is looking around for a new challenge, the next big wave.
▪ Most of the rocks and small islands were under water. Big white waves were breaking over them.
▪ Well now, one surely would have thought that for such little things those great big waves might have seemed threatening.
▪ These interfere with each other, cancelling each other out or reinforcing each other to produce bigger waves.
▪ It was almost a shock to realise that there were actually big waves out beyond the flimsy rim of woven basketwork.
▪ The Bell-Szekeres solution Bell and Szekeres have considered a very simple situation involving a collision of two step electromagnetic waves.
▪ They were young children under a sky that was empty of electromagnetic waves.
▪ Radio waves are electromagnetic waves with a very long wavelength, measurable in metres.
▪ X-rays and gamma rays are the shortest electromagnetic waves, with wavelengths less than a 1000 millionths of a centimetre.
▪ Indeed, Maxwell showed that when the fields propagate as electromagnetic waves they actually carry definite amounts of energy with them.
▪ The field equations for colliding electromagnetic waves have already been obtained in Chapter 6.
▪ In the collision of plane electromagnetic waves with non-aligned polarization, it must therefore be concluded that the dynamics remains unaltered.
▪ In the alternative case of thick gravitational waves, they are non-scalar curvature singularities.
▪ It must be concluded that the above solution can not be interpreted in terms of an interaction between plane gravitational waves.
▪ Modern detectors which should be capable of detecting the gravitational waves from a supernova collapse in our Galaxy are described.
▪ It does not therefore describe the collision of genuinely non-aligned gravitational waves.
▪ It thus excludes situations involving impulsive gravitational waves.
▪ During the passage of gravitational waves it is the structure of space-time itself which oscillates.
▪ It is in fact a general feature of colliding electromagnetic plane waves that gravitational waves are always generated by the collision.
▪ A gravitational wave at the natural frequency for longitudinal oscillations of the bar would set it ringing like a tuning fork.
▪ She's sending out great waves of nastiness.
▪ And in this sense, the great capitalist wave seems to have lost little of its power.
▪ Now the water was chest-high - more than that as we struggled round a corner, to meet a great frothing wave.
▪ The increase in efficiency promised by the apostles of reengineering and the apologists for the great merger wave remains invisible.
▪ Suddenly the lack of sleep and tension seemed to be catching up in one great wave of dizziness.
▪ Another great wave strikes us, and the boat rolls over, and tumbles and tosses, I know not how.
▪ It was only when he plunged, wallet-first, into the great post-war building wave that people began to take notice.
▪ Dawn came slowly, uncertainly, with first, the white foam on the huge breaking waves becoming more noticeable.
▪ At least 20 others were run aground, driven into sand bars by huge waves and winds topping 100 miles per hour.
▪ A huge wave swamped the canoes, overturning them and tipping the hunters into the foaming water.
▪ A fierce gale, huge waves, and a drenching rain bear down upon the frail whaling ship with all their might.
▪ At any moment, thought Endill, a huge wave would rise up and carry him away.
▪ I did not see any whales, but I did see huge waves.
▪ As Nell Anderson came to the surface yet another huge wave arrived.
▪ Except for a huge wave of media attention, the Great Solar Storm of April 1997 apparently has failed to make landfall.
▪ The behavior of light or radio waves is similar.
▪ Diffraction occurs with all types of radiation, including radio-waves, light waves and X-rays.
▪ Radio waves, like light waves and sound, are a means of transmitting energy.
▪ They then appear to us as what a classical physicist would call waves, such as waves of light or gravitational waves.
▪ White light consists of light waves of all different wavelengths, or colors.
▪ Because light waves have a high frequency, modulated light can carry signals of wide bandwidth.
▪ The principle of using a Doppler shift to indicate flow velocity can be applied with sound waves instead of light waves.
▪ And make use of long wave.
▪ It is perfectly true that Blake did have a battery-operated radio in his cell which worked on medium and long waves only.
▪ Thus short-wave radiation, which has more energy, is likely to be more dangerous than long wave.
▪ It is on the basis of this that the latest - fifth - long wave is emerging.
▪ As was seen in Chapter 1, the main debate here has revolved around how to explain the long waves.
▪ That is to say, his explanation of long waves lies in technological change which results from the bunching of innovations made by entrepreneurs.
▪ If long waves exist and are caused by the bunching of innovations, how can we explain that bunching?
▪ The core of her body was in a moment melted. Long waves of pure ecstasy washed through and through her.
▪ Yet new waves of allegations continued.
▪ A new wave of pro-independence demonstrations began in earnest in late 1987.
▪ They crossed the former's tight disco-funk arrangements with witty incisive lyrics more usually associated with new wave bands.
▪ A new comedy wave, I suppose, is waiting in the wings.
▪ Instead, González came more and more to personify the new wave of 1980s socialism with the social largely left out.
▪ Read in studio Scientists have developed a new wave machine which could save hundreds of homes threatened by the sea.
▪ Jaguar's new wave of optimism will need to endure.
▪ These records provided a rare opportunity to study the attenuation of strong seismic waves as a means of assessing seismic hazard.
▪ In fact, they are similar to the seismic waves from any other earthquake anywhere in the world.
▪ Also, the short scarps opposite the Caloris impact could be the result of seismic waves acting on such pre-existing faults.
▪ Some studies showed the seismic waves that passed through it speeding up; others showed them slowing down.
▪ The seismic waves from deeper earthquakes lose much of their energy by the time they reach the surface.
▪ These stages are a result of the different batches of seismic waves that such a jolt releases.
▪ This was a rare opportunity to study the attenuation of strong seismic waves and thereby improve seismic hazard assessment.
▪ If the seismic waves miss the plume, their record of it is lost to geophysicists.
▪ The shock waves have been felt as far away as Wall Street.
▪ In general, both shock waves from airbursts and tsunami waves from ocean impacts may present serious hazards to populated areas.
▪ The shock-waves go through the whole; every part is affected.
▪ As this strong shock wave races outward from the impact site, it raises a storm of dust.
▪ The shock-waves from the disaster are still being felt in a whole host of unanswered questions and accusations.
▪ The shock wave was felt even in my plane, several miles away from the harbor.
▪ The grisly double homicide sent shock waves through this south Berkeley neighborhood.
▪ The Bundesbankers felt they were just not responsible for the shock waves their actions sent across the border.
▪ The cavity magnetron was simple, rugged and cheap, and produced short wavelength radio waves - microwaves.
▪ They reported to superiors in Havana through short-wave radios and computers.
▪ X-rays and gamma rays are the shortest electromagnetic waves, with wavelengths less than a 1000 millionths of a centimetre.
▪ They are fast, short waves.
▪ And the key to being small was to use short radio waves.
▪ Broadcasting was on short wave only and at such low power that the reception area was limited, scattered and unpredictable.
▪ It says that, in affected areas, only a minority listens on short wave.
▪ I had a clear voice suitable to the short waves, and I had broadcast a bit when I was at college.
▪ These subjects slept like short sleepers in so far as sleep efficiency was improved, and deep slow wave sleep was maintained at baseline levels.
▪ Those with simple partial seizures may have focal spikes and / or slow waves.
▪ In addition, slow waves consistent with being asleep may occur during lapses in performance.
▪ Almost instantly, Edward began to come, in slow, tearing waves.
▪ When the slow waves occupy 50 percent or more of the record the subject is judged to be in Stage 4 sleep.
▪ Typically, the amplitude of slow waves in deep sleep becomes smaller with ageing.
▪ And setting up the sound waves in the air at the other side.
▪ Perhaps it is an acoustic source of sound waves.
▪ A sound wave has a much greater chance of being scattered and absorbed by such dense vegetation.
▪ At these higher frequencies, radio uses a mixture of vibrating electric and magnetic fields instead of fluctuating sound waves.
▪ The equipment they use to perceive sound waves in the air is, however, quite new.
▪ The sound waves come legato, not staccato.
▪ The free-flowing water across the surface serves to dampen these sound waves and minimize the problem.
▪ In such experiments, the disturbance is usually provided as a sound wave from a nearby loudspeaker.
▪ She is suddenly engulfed by a tidal wave of self-loathing.
▪ Her almost flat nose tended to widen at the nostrils, flaring over a tidal wave of a mouth.
▪ On the other hand, thirteen percent hardly constituted the tidal wave of popular support that de Gaulle was looking for.
▪ Huge tidal waves swamped the town, damaging almost half the buildings.
▪ There is a tidal wave of youth crime, and the Government have not begun to answer it.
▪ She clung to the raft of her identity as the hurricanes and tidal waves lashed her.
▪ Mungo imagined them shattering, burying the floor in a tidal wave of crystal.
▪ As we approached the breaker line, a normal boat would have pitched and tossed awkwardly on the wave crests.
▪ The seawater flowed up through the cracks between the bamboo poles, and the wave crest traveled right over the raft.
▪ Along with other rural areas, the villages have suffered a crime wave recently.
▪ On Wednesday, he said he will help Maskhadov fight a postwar crime wave.
▪ He believes the police are overstretched and moves are urgently needed to tackle Darlington's crime wave.
▪ He was part of a crime wave that shot up a house, robbed some one and then killed some one else.
▪ A supposed crime wave is sweeping the land.
▪ The crime wave that spurred them has been falling steadily in times of greater economic prosperity.
▪ He concludes that changes in genetic factors obviously can not explain the crime wave.
▪ The election-year crime wave is starting in Congress.
▪ The Szekeres solutions are only flat behind the wave front in the special case when.
▪ For by your account they are zigzagging across the wave front.
▪ In plunging breakers the wave front becomes vertical and the crest plunges nearly vertically downwards with far less surge up the beach.
▪ Profiles are shown for the special cases in which or, when the wave front is continuous.
▪ The wave front is smooth if.
▪ These solutions contain a subclass in which the approaching waves have smooth wave fronts and the metric is everywhere at least C 2.
▪ She shivered at the memory of the horrors that had accompanied that awful heat wave.
▪ People were saying that a cold spring meant an early heat wave in summer.
▪ Computers, faxes and photocopiers generate heat waves of their own.
▪ Killer heat waves fell hundreds in Calcutta and Chicago.
▪ I remember we arrived during a heat wave and had to go into this refrigerator where they kept the furs.
▪ Early in August a heat wave hit.
▪ A great heat wave descended; it was a beautiful day, the sun turned red at three.
▪ Ideas flowed out of me like water out of a Brooklyn fire hydrant in the midst of a summer heat wave.
▪ And when they got into difficulties in the rolling ocean waves, the whales came to their rescue.
▪ In one elevator, a small electronic picture keeps an ocean wave on the move.
▪ The average ocean wave is five feet in height.
▪ On some nights, I would pretend the sounds were ocean waves and I was in a mansion on a nameless beach.
▪ Provision for students with special needs can be viewed as analogous to a small ship on the ocean waves.
▪ Have you ever seen an ocean wave pass over a submerged reef?
▪ Officials said there was no immediate threat of tsunami, a seismic ocean wave, which could be catastrophic to the area.
▪ Morphology of individual colonic pressure waves has eluded reliable classification.
▪ We call this the breathing pressure wave.
▪ The reference point for timing of swallows was taken from the onset of this pressure wave.
▪ According to our data, non-deglutitive repetitive simultaneous pressure waves may occur as a normal oesophageal motor pattern.
▪ The amplitude of the pressure waves declined after a latency period of about 2 to 3 minutes.
▪ The frequency of the pressure waves remained unchanged.
▪ As it swims, a fish creates a pressure wave that travels ahead of it.
▪ His last sensation was of pressure waves rippling against his body.
▪ The idea behind radar was to send out radio waves and listen for echoes from enemy craft.
▪ By surrounding the radio with aluminum foil, we neutralize or block the radio waves.
▪ The radio waves may come not only from transmitters but power supplies, motors or other electrical devices.
Radio antennas receive radio waves and change them into electrical signals which are then turned into sound by the speakers.
▪ The field theory progressed even more dramatically when, a few decades later, Hertz produced the radio waves predicted by the programme.
▪ And the key to being small was to use short radio waves.
▪ The behavior of light or radio waves is similar.
▪ A strong magnetic field made the electrons swirl around and so shed energy in the form of radio waves.
▪ It was a special method that allowed fishermen to avoid the jagged rocks that lay beneath the breaking waves.
▪ Unable to break them free, waves thrashed the jagged tubes of aluminium over the foredeck.
▪ The breaking waves were washing clear across the midships space between the cabins.
▪ The noise was like thunder breaking in uninterrupted waves.
▪ Along its jagged shores broke the waves of a worldwide ocean, Panthalassa.
▪ Then breaking waves began to roll him slowly landward and finally spit him on to the beach.
▪ Karlheinz caught the wave, then turned the camera on the group of figures standing by.
▪ Even Newsweek caught that wave several years ago.
▪ I should have caught some more waves so they couldn't underscore me.
▪ Naihe caught a wave into shore and so escaped his assassins.
▪ In the coming decades, Lee hopes to catch that business wave.
▪ For those such as Mike, it was like a surfer trying to catch his wave.
▪ Along the path by the side of the warm regenerative earth she caught sight of blue waves.
▪ She felt a wave of uncertainty and relief.
▪ And for a moment Glover had felt a wave of fear for the boys.
▪ He felt a sudden deep wave of depression, coupled with uncertainty.
▪ I try to feel every wave with my feet.
▪ Finally Fran led the way down the gangplank, feeling waves of tiredness washing over her.
▪ You feel a small wave of fear.
▪ Then she felt a wave of dizziness as he slipped right up inside her.
▪ I said, feeling a slight wave of nausea.
▪ He rode women the way he rode waves.
▪ On weekends, this connoisseur of contemporary language stations himself on the couch, clicker in hand, riding the on-air waves.
▪ Despite this the finale still manages to ride on a wave bigger than any individual personality, bigger than the music itself.
▪ Rex later commented on how smoothly she rode out the waves.
▪ They are always seen together, flying or riding the waves.
▪ At the end of the day, who cares if they're boogie boarding off Newquay or riding big waves in Scarborough?
▪ But they all ride upon guiding waves, which determine their destiny.
▪ She's sending out great waves of nastiness.
▪ The guide was lecturing telepathically, simply standing there, sending out thought waves to the crowd.
▪ The idea behind radar was to send out radio waves and listen for echoes from enemy craft.
▪ The grisly double homicide sent shock waves through this south Berkeley neighborhood.
▪ It closed possessively on the aroused peak, sending delicious waves of pleasure shuddering through her.
▪ The slaying sent waves of fear through the community, especially after three teen-agers were charged in the murder.
▪ Steamers sent waves up the banks and naked brown boys jumped into the wash, shouting and laughing.
▪ It sent shock waves through the education establishment.
be on/riding the crest of a wave
ride a wave
▪ Trevor has been riding the waves for more than half his life.
▪ He rode women the way he rode waves.
▪ I wanted to ride a wave with her.
shock waves
▪ I gave him a friendly wave.
▪ Kelly's hair has a natural wave to it.
▪ Leona dismissed the servants with a wave of the hand.
▪ radio waves
▪ Security chiefs fear a new wave of terrorist bombings.
▪ Ten-foot waves crashed against the shore.
▪ The country has been brought to a standstill by the latest wave of strikes.
▪ The mayor has promised tough action in response to the city's rising crime wave.
▪ As he approached it, the non-existent waves under his feet became clammy and smelt unpleasantly of chemicals.
▪ Economic fluctuations are unpredictable tidal waves.
▪ In addition, slow waves consistent with being asleep may occur during lapses in performance.
▪ Only your four top waves would count.
▪ Soon, the craft was making its way through the darkness over twenty-foot waves and taking on water.
▪ The noise was pitched to a fury he located in the mind, a satisfying wave of rage and pain.
▪ The rapid delivery of the auctioneer is keyed to a wave or nod by those bidding on the animals.
▪ People may shout, mouth words, wave their arms about or feel generally inadequate and give up.
▪ He too was waving his arms, then lifting a leg each in turn and shaking his feet at the leaden sky.
▪ We were waving our arms and yelling.
▪ The Doctor was left to wave his arms and shout; he could not be heard above the din.
▪ Then, they screamed, waved their arms and jumped up and down, spewing love for the Cowboys.
▪ Bones stopped at the gate only because Uncle Bean stood in front of it waving his arms.
▪ I stiffen, I wail, I wave my arms, I kick my feet.
▪ The silver banner of the Merkuts waved everywhere.
▪ With banners waving, with steady step, they sweep on like an irresistible wave of fate.
▪ An attractive feature of his branch are the promotional banners waving in the air conditioned breeze.
▪ When he left an hour later, he paused on the steps to wave to the still-waiting crowd.
▪ They were up there sitting on carnations, waving to the crowd.
▪ It was an exultant feeling, climbing on to the rostrum, waving to the crowd and receiving my medal.
▪ It's the window he's stepping through to wave to the crowd.
▪ But whoever it is, waving to the exultant crowds, he will have become a legend.
▪ Earl Spencer loved the carriage ride, waving enthusiastically to the crowds.
▪ Don't wave a finger in front of the screen - use a pencil and be precise.
▪ She waved a finger, dismissing this remark.
▪ Instead he saw a pair of gloves, suspended in water and waving fleshless fingers at him.
▪ He then broke the whole continuity of the conversation by waving his ten fingers ten times in front of her!
▪ Tasks range from flag-waving and fire protection, to working in the circuit car park.
▪ The soldiers were lined up in the square again, flags waved, the band played the welcoming march.
▪ Balloons were released and Czechoslovak flags were waved as passing motorists sounded their horns in noisy support.
▪ A Confederate flag waves in the breeze and a Rottweiler named Cocoa Puff stands guard on the front porch.
▪ A man with a flag waved them down.
▪ They moved by companies past the President, bands playing national aIrs, the drums beating, and the flags waving.
▪ People laughing, people crying, some boarding vessels, others disembarking, and others waving goodbye to their loved ones.
▪ As we left, I turned to wave goodbye to Harada.
▪ She usually waves goodbye to men as casually as she greets them, but this time she is hooked.
▪ He waved a general goodbye, said his thanks, and left.
▪ The whistle would blow and Aunt Dorothy would wave goodbye.
▪ We waved goodbye and started back to Lobethal.
▪ This time, Wilson did not go out in the street to wave goodbye nor did she weep.
▪ An hour later she had ordered a taxi and Paige had waved her goodbye in some bemusement.
▪ Had to wave the gun at her.
▪ The khthons were in control and waved their guns as if they had captured the travellers.
▪ He turned there and waved his gun at us.
▪ Mrs Wright waved her gun at him and Caspar charged past her, picked up the dead magpie and disappeared.
▪ The gang ran through the streets off the Limestone Road waving guns in the air to terrorise residents.
▪ Anya, possibly by waving her gun again, has finally persuaded Riva to change into drier clothes.
▪ No deaths or injuries, but a few hands waving feebly from under the pile of bodies indicated that rescue was required.
▪ Afterward, they held hands and waved at people and pretended not to know the things they knew.
▪ Firing the bolter with one hand he waved the sizzling power sword frantically in front of his face as if fanning wasps away.
▪ It was a dead hand, waving a tiny, posthumous good-bye.
▪ A man struggled towards her, calling her name and waving a piece of paper.
▪ The captain of the research ship was waving a piece of paper at us and then pointing to it.
▪ He had glanced back, to see Ashton standing at the depot gates, waving a piece of paper at him.
▪ After a few minutes she went out and Quigley came in, waving a piece of paper.
▪ You can even wave your order paper in the air.
▪ Quigley waved the paper over my face.
▪ Three men stood in the entrance of the courtyard, waving sticks.
▪ Two shepherds took off after him, waving their sticks.
▪ Toasting their successful ascent to the summit, she lifts her flask in the air, and father waves his walking stick.
▪ Don't wait for life to wave its magic wand and make you joyful.
▪ I ask, if you could wave a magic wand, what would your life look like?
▪ If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.
▪ In time, one hopes and trusts that Gilmore will wave his magic wand and refurbish the theater to its former glory.
▪ We wave our own magic wands.
▪ The government has waved the magic wand of legislation over longstanding curriculum problems: overload, differentiation, progression, examination domination.
▪ But London's pattern of hospitals is such a historical muddle that no one can wave a wand and transform everything overnight.
▪ Anyway, I imagined him waving a wand, and the world came into existence.
▪ An assistant began waving his arms and talking to the dealer noisily in his native tongue.
▪ Partway there, I stopped, took off my hat, and began waving it in the air by its ribbons.
▪ A moment later they closed the ambulance door, a siren started up and the traffic warden began waving me on.
▪ People began to clap and wave flags.
▪ She began to wave to a seat, but stopped herself - she realised it must look grimy to them as well.
▪ A witness had seen him in deep water, shouting and waving for help.
▪ Then one of the men shouted something, waving his arms in the general direction of the forest.
▪ You turned, shouted something back and waved your hand.
▪ He stepped out of the shadows, shouted, and waved his arms to attract attention.
▪ They shouted a great deal, and waved their arms.
▪ Then she smiled, waved her hand weakly, and was gone.
▪ After a nearly 30-minute wait, her bus came, and she smiled and waved as it roared away.
▪ When the villagers stared, they smiled and waved as if on a royal tour.
▪ Like some one leaving on a boat or train he smiled and waved.
▪ He smiled tightly and waved a hand at the slowly diminishing figure on the hillside far below.
▪ They had smiled and waved as we passed.
▪ Once, she turned to wave.
▪ As though sensing his glance, she turned around and waved to him.
▪ He turned there and waved his gun at us.
▪ Mike turned around and waved, too, and motioned for me to come out.
▪ He turned and waved to his fellows then gestured towards the hill.
▪ Mrs Cohen shuffles away, then turns and waves at me encouragingly.
▪ Once across, they turned and waved, then were soon out of sight beyond the belvedere.
▪ As we left, I turned to wave goodbye to Harada.
be on/riding the crest of a wave
shock waves
▪ "Get out of here!" he shouted, waving his gun.
▪ Her parents stood in the doorway and waved goodbye.
▪ Nelson was waving from the upstairs window.
▪ She continued to wave as the car drove out of sight.
▪ The customs officer at the border waved us through.
▪ The emperor waved to the crowd from the palace balcony.
▪ The flag waved proudly in the breeze.
▪ Who's that waving at you?
▪ Yolanda waved for us to come over.
▪ A Confederate flag waves in the breeze and a Rottweiler named Cocoa Puff stands guard on the front porch.
▪ Nanny held Artemis aside and told her to wave, which she did.
▪ She waved to the young man and called out something which he could not catch.
▪ The guard at the desk waves us through.
▪ The Patrician waved a hand again.
▪ We turned one last time to wave to Mr Bunea and Maria.
▪ When he waved down a taxi, he saw that her hand ferreted in her bag.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Waive \Waive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waived; p. pr. & vb. n. Waiving.] [OE. waiven, weiven, to set aside, remove, OF. weyver, quesver, to waive, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. veifa to wave, to vibrate, akin to Skr. vip to tremble. Cf. Vibrate, Waif.] [Written also wave.]

  1. To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.

    He waiveth milk, and flesh, and all.

    We absolutely do renounce or waive our own opinions, absolutely yielding to the direction of others.

  2. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.

  3. (Law)

    1. To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses.

    2. (O. Eng. Law) To desert; to abandon.

      Note: The term was applied to a woman, in the same sense as outlaw to a man. A woman could not be outlawed, in the proper sense of the word, because, according to Bracton, she was never in law, that is, in a frankpledge or decennary; but she might be waived, and held as abandoned.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"move back and forth," Old English wafian "to wave, fluctuate" (related to wæfre "wavering, restless, unstable"), from Proto-Germanic *wab- (cognates: Old Norse vafra "to hover about," Middle High German waben "to wave, undulate"), possibly from PIE root *webh- "to move to and fro; to weave" (see weave (v.)). Transitive sense is from mid-15c.; meaning "to make a sign by a wave of the hand" is from 1510s. Related: Waved; waving.\n\nI was much further out than you thought\n
And not waving but drowning.\n

[Stevie Smith]


"moving billow of water," 1520s, alteration (by influence of wave (v.)) of Middle English waw, which is from Old English wagian "to move to and fro" (cognates: Old Saxon, Old High German wag, Old Frisian weg, Old Norse vagr "water in motion, wave, billow," Gothic wegs "tempest;" see wag (v.)). The usual Old English word for "moving billow of water" was .\n

\nThe "hand motion" meaning is recorded from 1680s; meaning "undulating line" is recorded from 1660s. Of people in masses, first recorded 1852; in physics, from 1832. Sense in heat wave is from 1843. The crowd stunt in stadiums is attested under this name from 1984, the thing itself said to have been done first Oct. 15, 1981, at the Yankees-A's AL championship series game in the Oakland Coliseum; soon picked up and popularized at University of Washington. To make waves "cause trouble" is attested from 1962.


Etymology 1 vb. (lb en intransitive) To move back and forth repeatedly. Etymology 2

n. 1 A moving disturbance in the level of a body of water; an undulation. 2 (context physics English) A moving disturbance in the energy level of a field. 3 A shape that alternatingly curves in opposite directions. 4 (context figuratively English) A sudden unusually large amount of something that is temporarily experienced. Etymology 3

vb. (obsolete spelling of waive English)

  1. n. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water) [syn: moving ridge]

  2. a movement like that of an ocean wave; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"

  3. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth [syn: 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: waving, wafture]

  6. a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

  7. an undulating curve [syn: undulation]

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

  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

  1. v. signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably" [syn: beckon]

  2. move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun" [syn: brandish, flourish]

  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]

  4. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please" [syn: curl]

  5. set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"


WAVe stands for Web Analysis of the Variome is a next-generation web-based bioinformatics tool for the human variome research domain.

WAVe enables gene-centric navigation over miscellaneous resources in a modern and agile web interface.

Wave (disambiguation)

A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space and time, transferring energy. The original meaning was that of waves on water, or wind waves. See Index of wave articles for related topics.

Wave or waves may also refer to:

Wave (band)

Wave was a Canadian pop rock duo composed of Dave Thomson and Paul Gigliotti. They formed in 1999 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and are best known for their 2001 single, " California" which reached number-one in Canada.

Wave (Patti Smith Group album)

Wave is the fourth studio album by the Patti Smith Group, released May 17, 1979 on Arista Records. This album was less commercially successful than its predecessor, Easter, although it continued the band's move towards more radio-friendly mainstream pop music. It was produced by famed artist/producer Todd Rundgren.

Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim album)

Wave is the third album by Antônio Carlos Jobim, released in 1967 on A&M Records. It is known as Jobim's most successful album to date (# 5 US JAZZ ALBUMS 1967,# 114 US ALBUMS 1968), and it was listed by Rolling Stone Brazil as one of the 100 best Brazilian albums in history.

Wave (audience)

The wave (known as the Mexican wave in the anglosphere outside North America) is an example of metachronal rhythm achieved in a packed stadium when successive groups of spectators briefly stand, yell, and raise their arms. Immediately upon stretching to full height, the spectator returns to the usual seated position.

The result is a wave of standing spectators that travels through the crowd, even though individual spectators never move away from their seats. In many large arenas the crowd is seated in a contiguous circuit all the way around the sport field, and so the wave is able to travel continuously around the arena; in discontiguous seating arrangements, the wave can instead reflect back and forth through the crowd. When the gap in seating is narrow, the wave can sometimes pass through it. Usually only one wave crest will be present at any given time in an arena, although simultaneous, counter-rotating waves have been produced.


WAVE, virtual channel 3 ( UHF digital channel 47), is an NBC- affiliated television station located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The station is owned by Raycom Media. WAVE maintains studio facilities located on South Floyd Street in downtown Louisville, and its transmitter in New Albany, Indiana (alongside the digital transmitter of CBS affiliate WLKY). Syndicated programs broadcast by WAVE include Crime Watch Daily, FABLife and Right This Minute. On cable, WAVE is available on Time Warner Cable channel 6 and in high definition on digital channel 906.

Wave (Antônio Carlos Jobim song)

"Wave" (also known as "Vou Te Contar" in Portuguese) is a bossa nova song written by Antônio Carlos Jobim. Recorded as an instrumental on his 1967 album of the same name, its English lyrics were written by Jobim himself later that year.

The English lyrics were used on the November 11, 1969 recording by Frank Sinatra, on his 1970 album Sinatra & Company. On this recording, Sinatra sang his lowest note, a low E.

The song was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone to be the 73rd greatest Brazilian song.

Wave (Murray Head album)

Wave is a studio album by Murray Head. It was released in 1992.

In 2000, Wave was reissued under the title Innocence, which is also the title of a previous album by Murray Head. There was one change to the track listing, "Move Closer" replacing "Feel No Shame".

Wave (magazine)

WAVE is an English-language, monthly magazine published by Annapurna Media Pvt. Ltd. Each month, the magazine publishes articles addressing the youth and their varied interests. Apart from touching on the lighter fun side, it also addresses more "serious" aspects - but from a youthful perspective. The magazine has a large impact on the urban Nepali youth.

WAVE magazine is based in Kupondole, Lalitpur.

Wave (T-Square album)

Wave is the fourteenth studio album by Japanese jazz fusion band T-Square. It was released on March 21, 1989. It was the first studio album by the band to be released under the name T-Square, whereas the previous albums released from 1978 to 1988 were under the name of "The Square".

Wave (gesture)

A wave is a movement of the hand that people commonly use to greet each other but can also be used to say goodbye, merely acknowledge another's presence, call for silence, or deny someone. People wave by raising their hand and moving it from side to side. Another common wave is to raise one's hand and repeatedly move the fingers downward toward the palm. A variant known as the wigglywave consists of holding the hand near shoulder level and wiggling the fingers randomly. This can be used to appear cute or flirtatious to the target of the wave. The gesture can be used to attract attention at a distance. Most commonly, though, the gesture means quite simply "hello" or "goodbye .

The royal wave, also known as a regal wave, pageant wave, parade wave, or Miss America wave, is a similar but distinct kind of hand waving gesture in which a person executes something alternatively described as either a 'plastic grin' with 'fingers cupped' and 'forearm swaying side-to-side' or a "vertical hand with a slight twist from the wrist". The gesture is often performed, to various degrees, by different members of the British royal family, signaling anything from regality, class and control to elegance, restraint and character.

In Europe, there are two different common forms of waving: the palm-show and the palm-hide. The palm-show is dominant across most of Europe other than Italy which predominantly uses the palm-hide wave.

The different ways humans communicate with each other are plentiful, the wave gesture is one of the clear examples of how researchers get a better understanding of how they are essential part to language and thought.

Wave (Deraniyagala book)

Wave: Life and Memories after the Tsunami is a memoir by Sonali Deraniyagala based on the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. It was first published in 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf. It recounts the story of the author's life before the tsunami struck the coast, and how it changed dramatically after the disaster. It is written in the first-person narrative style. The book received several awards and positive reviews from critics.

Wave (CNBLUE album)

Wave is CNBLUE's fourth album which was September 17, 2014. On Instagram the user, cnblue_news, posted a picture on Tuesday, August 5 which confirmed the track list. Its lead track will be "Radio", which is the second track on the album.

Wave (Beck song)

"Wave" is a song written, produced and performed by Beck, issued as the first promotional single from his twelfth studio album Morning Phase. Although not released as an official single, the song peaked at number 28 on the Billboard rock chart.

Usage examples of "wave".

Charlotte Simmons gave off waves and waves of shiftlessness, incompetence, irresponsibility, sloth, flabby character, and the noxious funk of flesh abloom with heat, sweat, fear, and adrenaline.

To be sure, if we will all stop, and allow Judge Douglas and his friends to march on in their present career until they plant the institution all over the nation, here and wherever else our flag waves, and we acquiesce in it, there will be peace.

Dooly, addled and waving one hand while pointing with the other, seemed to see something amazing down among the leaves and branches.

Caderousse, waving his hand in token of adieu to Danglars, and bending his steps towards the Allees de Meillan, moving his head to and fro, and muttering as he went, after the manner of one whose mind was overcharged with one absorbing idea.

I told him, but he was already backing away, and he dismissed my admonishment with a wave of his hand, as if swatting at a pesky insect.

The ex-Royal Family waved, each remembering happier occasions, wedding dresses, kisses, the cheers of the adoring crowds.

Wave upon Wave of fear broke over her until her whole body was adrench with it.

The Yeomanry, the Scottish Horse, and the Constabulary poured a steady fire upon the advancing wave of horsemen, and the guns opened with case at two hundred yards.

He waved a pulse cartridge rifle unsteadily with one hand, shooting again and again, but three armored cymeks pounced upon him from their own aerofoil vessels.

Far above them sailed the aeroplane, its two occupants from time to time waving at their pretty sisters below.

The gallant officers, now realizing for the first time that a girl--and a pretty one--was one of the passengers of the big aeroplane, waved their hats and bowed profoundly.

We paid with a sheaf of Afghanis, drank the tea his sweating assistant had brought, and parted from him on a wave of mutual good wishes.

They are like the colossal strides of approaching Fate, and this awfulness is twice raised to a higher power, first by a searching, syncopated phrase in the violins which hovers loweringly over them, and next by a succession of afrighted minor scales ascending crescendo and descending piano, the change in dynamics beginning abruptly as the crest of each terrifying wave is reached.

Morris now began the walk aft along the sail to climb back up, but by this time the ship had settled into the water so that only the sail remained above the waves.

The Deck Officer, now crouched low on the deck, his forward leg bent, his aft leg ruler straight, quickly waved his wand forward in a big arc, the wand finally touching the deck, then coming up to point straight ahead down the deck into the wind.