wave


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to wave: electromagnetic wave
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for wave

Synonyms for wave

to move to and fro vigorously and usually repeatedly

to move or cause to move about while being fixed at one edge

to move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down

to wield boldly and dramatically

to have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface

Synonyms for wave

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

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

something that rises rapidly

Related Words

the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

an undulating curve

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

a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy

signal with the hands or nod

Synonyms

move or swing back and forth

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

Related Words

twist or roll into coils or ringlets

References in classic literature ?
Once I shipped a sea so heavy that I had to stop and bail, with my heart fluttering like a bird, but gradually I got into the way of the thing and guided my coracle among the waves, with only now and then a blow upon her bows and a dash of foam in my face.
It's horrible," said Kotick, backing water as a wave went over him, and steadying himself with a screw stroke of his flippers that brought him all standing within three inches of a jagged edge of rock.
As he wandered up and down on the banks of the mill-pond he heard a rustling in the water, and when he looked near he saw a white woman rising up from the waves.
The tempest was let loose and beating the atmosphere with its mighty wings; from time to time a flash of lightning stretched across the heavens like a fiery serpent, lighting up the clouds that rolled on in vast chaotic waves.
While he was thus in two minds a wave caught him and took him with such force against the rocks that he would have been smashed and torn to pieces if Minerva had not shown him what to do.
On came the fairy boat, till it reached a moss-grown rock; and here it stopped, while the Fairies rested beneath the violet-leaves, and sang with the dancing waves.
This time the sea looked a dark grey colour, and was overspread with curling waves and the ridges of foam as he cried out:
Bend thy fair head over the waves, thou lovelier than the ghost of the hills, when it moves, in a sunbeam at noon, over the silence of Morven.
Then the wind pushed the edges of the ripples until they became waves, and shoved the waves around until they became billows.
Shortly after the shock, a great wave was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching in the middle of the bay with a smooth outline; but along the shore it tore up cottages and trees, as it swept onwards with irresistible force.
Suddenly a huge wave came and the boat disappeared.
He was amused by the fizz of the thing, but after a sip or two would let it get flat, and with a courteous wave of his hand ask for a fresh bottle.
After we had rowed, or rather driven about a league and a half, as we reckoned it, a raging wave, mountain-like, came rolling astern of us, and plainly bade us expect the COUP DE GRACE.
And very soon the parrot saw them again, coming up behind, dragging the onions through the waves in big nets made of seaweed.
For its part, the narwhal, imitating the frigate, let the waves rock it at will, and seemed decided not to leave the scene of the struggle.