Definition - waves

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waves
  1. a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
  2. a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
  3. set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
  4. the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
  5. signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
  6. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
  7. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
  8. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  9. move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
  10. something that rises rapidly; "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"
  11. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The

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