- a body of water.
- the sea.
verb (used without object), waved, wav·ing.
verb (used with object), waved, wav·ing.
- wave band,
- wave cyclone,
- wave down,
- wave election,
- wave energy
Origin of wave
Examples from the Web for wavelike
Only it is now thoroughly dissected by profound, ramifying valleys, and has been resolved into a sea of wavelike crests and peaks.Mount Rainier|Various
Yet the soft air moved the pines to wavelike murmurings, and Marietta too was happy.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
Hence we can easily realize that, although we cannot see or feel the ether, any disturbance of it will set it in wavelike motion.ABC of Electricity|William Henry Meadowcroft
F is the foot or muscular pad which forms the foot by the wavelike contractions of which it moves.Our British Snails|John William Horsley
None of them had been solidly founded enough to withstand the wavelike rush of Rodney Aldrich into her life.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
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.