Definition - waves

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