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definition of the word wave

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Old English wafian, from Proto-Germanic *wab-, from Proto-Indo-European base *webh- "to move to and fro, to weave".

Infinitive
to wave

Third person singular
waves

Simple past
waved

Past participle
waved

Present participle
waving

to wave (third-person singular simple present waves, present participle waving, simple past and past participle waved)

  1. (intransitive) To move back and forth repeatedly.
    The flag waved in the gentle breeze.
  2. (intransitive) To wave one’s hand in greeting or departure.
    I waved goodbye from across the room.
  3. (intransitive) To have an undulating or wavy form.
  4. (intransitive) (baseball) To swing and miss at a pitch.
    Jones waves at strike one.
  5. (transitive) To cause to move back and forth repeatedly.
    The starter waved the flag to begin the race.
  6. (transitive) To signal someone or something with a waving movement.


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