- wave-cut platform,
- wave-particle duality,
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
Examples from the Web for 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|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He pulled out the empty shell casing he carried from the raid and waved it at me.
As Hunter waved it in the air, light flashed off his Colgate-commercial-ready grin.
When I asked what this train would cost, the magnificent Murray waved me away.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Clive Irving|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stubby pushed two chairs up to the fire, waved Jack to one, and extended his own feet to the blaze.Poor Man's Rock|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Suneep waved absently, his short fingers describing trivialities in the air.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom|Cory Doctorow
His commissary was attached to the Staff of the corps, over which waved the “yellow-blue flag.”The Russian Turmoil|Anton Ivanovich Denikin
Balderston waved his helmet, his face aglow with excitement.Life in an Indian Outpost|Gordon Casserly
Dan and Harry watched him ride away, and as he looked back, waved him a last farewell.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
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.
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.
see make waves.