Synonyms for wave

Synonyms for (noun) wave

Synonyms: wave

Definition: a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon

Usage: a wave of settlers; troops advancing in waves

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: wave

Definition: a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

Similar words: hair style, hairdo, hairstyle, coif, coiffure

Definition: the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)


Synonyms: wave, waving, wafture

Definition: the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

Similar words: gesture, motion

Definition: the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals


Synonyms: undulation, wave

Definition: (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: wave, moving ridge

Definition: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: wave

Definition: something that rises rapidly

Usage: a wave of emotion swept over him; there was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed; a wave of conservatism in the country led by the hard right

Similar words: rise

Definition: a growth in strength or number or importance


Synonyms: Wave

Definition: a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch

Similar words: reservist

Definition: a member of a military reserve


Similar words: woman, adult female

Definition: an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

Usage: the woman kept house while the man hunted


Synonyms: wave

Definition: a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)

Usage: a heat wave

Similar words: weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition, conditions

Definition: the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

Usage: they were hoping for good weather; every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception; the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow


Synonyms: undulation, wave

Definition: an undulating curve

Similar words: curve, curved shape

Definition: the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Synonyms for (verb) wave

Synonyms: wave

Definition: set waves in

Usage: she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair

Similar words: set, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, arrange

Definition: arrange attractively

Usage: dress my hair for the wedding


Synonyms: beckon, wave

Definition: signal with the hands or nod

Usage: She waved to her friends; He waved his hand hospitably

Similar words: gesticulate, gesture, motion

Definition: show, express or direct through movement

Usage: He gestured his desire to leave


Synonyms: wave, curl

Definition: twist or roll into coils or ringlets

Usage: curl my hair, please

Similar words: twist

Definition: turn in the opposite direction

Usage: twist one's head


Synonyms: brandish, flourish, wave

Definition: move or swing back and forth

Usage: She waved her gun

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: undulate, flap, roll, wave

Definition: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

Usage: The curtains undulated; the waves rolled towards the beach

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right