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'wave' - used as a noun
1. 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
2. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
3. a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
a wave of settlers
troops advancing in waves
4. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
5. 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
6. the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
7. a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
8. an undulating curve
9. a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
a heat wave

'wave' - used as a verb
10. signal with the hands or nod
She waved to her friends
He waved his hand hospitably
11. move or swing back and forth
She waved her gun
12. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
the waves rolled towards the beach
13. twist or roll into coils or ringlets
14. set waves in
she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair

derived forms
1. Wave / Plural
waves
2. Wave / Past
waved
3. Wave / Third Person
waves
4. Wave / Present Participle
waving
Variations of 'wave'
 
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Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region.