Origin of waved
- 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
Related Words for wavedfly, flap, twirl, swing, wield, brandish, twist, shake, flutter, quiver, stream, reel, quaver, direct, pulse, sign, beckon, seesaw, ripple, gesticulate
Examples from the Web for waved
Contemporary Examples of waved
They waved down a pair of responding cops who followed the alleged cop killer into the subway.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish
December 22, 2014
He pulled out the empty shell casing he carried from the raid and waved it at me.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
As Hunter waved it in the air, light flashed off his Colgate-commercial-ready grin.Mitch’s Brotastic Victory Bash
November 5, 2014
When I asked what this train would cost, the magnificent Murray waved me away.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
Unperturbed, the Queen came up to the top deck without an umbrella and waved to the vast assembly on the banks of the river.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
Historical Examples of waved
So they waved their hats recklessly and continued to ride to be in at the death.
Austin waved them away with a deprecatory gesture and a smile.Viviette
William J. Locke
He waved farewell, stepped through the door, and closed it behind him.
Once again his eyes were like Tillie's, as she had waved good-bye from the porch.
From across the Street, as he got into his car, he had waved his hand to her.
Word Origin for wave
"move back and forth," Old English wafian "to wave with the hands" (related to wæfre "wavering, restless"), from Proto-Germanic *wab- (cf. 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.)). Meaning "to make a sign by a wave of the hand" is from 1510s. Related: Waved; waving.
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.
"moving billow of water," 1520s, from wave (v.), replacing Middle English waw, which is from Old English wagian "to move to and fro" (cf. 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 yð.
The "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.
see make waves.