1 wave /ˈweɪv/ verb
waves; waved; waving
1 wave
waves; waved; waving
Learner's definition of WAVE
: to move your hand or something held in your hand usually in a repeated motion in order to signal or greet someone
[no object]
[+ object]
[no object] : to float, shake, or move back and forth because of wind
[+ object] : to move (something) back and forth
[+ object] : to hold up and show (something) in a threatening way
[+ object] : to make (someone's hair) curl slightly usually used as (be/get) waved
[no object] of hair : to curl slightly

wave aside

[phrasal verb]
wave (something) aside or wave aside (something)
: to refuse to consider or respond to (something)

wave the flag

see 1flag
2 wave /ˈweɪv/ noun
plural waves
2 wave
plural waves
Learner's definition of WAVE
[count] : an area of moving water that is raised above the main surface of an ocean, a lake, etc.
see also tidal wave
[count] : something that has the shape or movement of a wave
[count] : a usually repeated movement of your hand or of something held in your hand especially as a signal or greeting
: a period of time in which a particular type of activity is being done commonly or repeatedly
see also heat wave
: a large number of people or things that do something together, are seen together, etc.
: a strong feeling that affects someone suddenly
: a strong feeling or attitude that is shared by many people at the same time
[count] technical : an amount of energy (such as light) that moves in a shape resembling a wave from one point to another point see also airwaves, radio wave, shock wave, shortwave, sound wave
the wave : a movement made by a group of people especially in a stadium or arena in which individual people stand up and then sit down again according to where they are sitting in order to create the appearance of an ocean wave
called also (British) the Mexican wave

make waves

: to do something that causes people to notice you
especially : to cause trouble or annoy people by complaining

the wave of the future

: an idea, product, way of thinking, etc., that will become very popular in the future
see also new wave

— wavelike

/ˈweɪvˌlaɪk/ adjective [more wavelike; most wavelike]