- a body of water.
- the sea.
verb (used without object), waved, wav·ing.
verb (used with object), waved, wav·ing.
Origin of wave
SYNONYMS FOR wave
Can be confusedwaive wave
British Dictionary definitions for make waves
Derived Formswaveless, adjectivewavelike, adjective
Word Origin for wave
Medicine definitions for make waves
Science definitions for make waves
Culture definitions for make waves
In physics, any regularly recurring event, such as surf coming in toward a beach, that can be thought of as a disturbance moving through a medium. Waves are characterized by wavelength, frequency, and the speed at which they move. Waves are found in many forms.
Idioms and Phrases with make waves (1 of 2)
Cause a disturbance or controversy, as in We've finally settled our differences, so please don't make waves. This expression alludes to causing turbulence in the water. [Slang; mid-1900s] Also see rock the boat.
Idioms and Phrases with make waves (2 of 2)
see make waves.