(tr, adverb) to signal with a wave to (a driver or vehicle) to stop
Why Are We Calling Everything A “Wave”?Why have so many waves found their way into our cultural lexicon in recent years? In this article, the first in the column Mincing Metaphors, we unpack this oceanic metaphor to better understand what it means and why it’s proving so useful right now.
calm downRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
signal, welcome, salute, greet, address, shoulder, shout, yawp, accost, flag, holler, hello, yoo-hoo
- wave band,
- wave cyclone,
- wave election,
- wave energy,
- wave equation,
- wave farm,
- wave front
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