To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an
undulating form a surface to.
To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
To call attention to, or give a direction or command to,
by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to
signal; to indicate.
To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the
other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
To be moved to and fro as a signal.
To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to
An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as
of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles
composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an
A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a
body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage
of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase
repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See Undulation.
Water; a body of water.
Unevenness; inequality of surface.
A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the
hand, a flag, etc.
The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered,
or calendered, or on damask steel.
Fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or
energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm.