noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of Waves
Definition for waves (2 of 3)
- 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
Definition for waves (3 of 3)
Origin of Wave
Examples from the Web for waves
Piketty only waves his hands around the all-important question of whether economic inequality undermines democracy.
As Democrats mutter privately that their Senate majority is sinking beneath the waves, their leadership has sent out an SOS.
The seas are calm, no waves violently knocking the hull, as they inevitably will during long stretches of the race.
The heat creates mirages with waves that ripple through the air.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Late in the afternoon of April 26, 1937 waves of bombers obliterated the ancient capital of Basque Spain, Guernica.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here, on a narrow strip of sand, he undressed and leaped into the waves.Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines|R.M. Ballantyne
Paul was awoke after some time by the roaring sound of the waves dashing against the shore.Paul Gerrard|W.H.G. Kingston
The race ends when the flag returns to the leader, who waves the same above his head, indicating the close of the race.School, Church, and Home Games|George O. Draper
The sea was dotted with men battling for life amidst the waves.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
In sudden climax the motion of the waves fills all the brass in triumphant paean, in the gleam of high noon.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
British Dictionary definitions for waves (1 of 2)
n acronym for (in the US)
British Dictionary definitions for waves (2 of 2)
Derived Formswaveless, adjectivewavelike, adjective
Word Origin for wave
Medicine definitions for waves
Science definitions for waves
Culture definitions for 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 waves
see make waves.