Wave synonyms and antonyms

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A surge of emotion:
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A continuous movement or circulation:
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The act of crushing or the pressure involved in crushing:
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A person or thing that combs, as wool, flax, etc.
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In fluid mechanics, a jump in the level of moving water, generally propagating in the opposite direction to the current. Strong ocean tides can cause bores to propagate up rivers.
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An exercise, typically done with weights, in which an extended arm is flexed, bringing the hand back toward the shoulder, or an extended leg is flexed, bringing the foot back toward the buttock
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Fly means to move through the air, often with wings.
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To move rhythmically usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures.
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To swirl or agitate (a liquid) in a glass or in the mouth with a swishing sound.
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A system consisting of a series of operations or activities in which each depends on the outcome of the previous one; esp., such a system in which the result of a later operation affects an earlier operation, providing continuous feedback
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Something, such as a curl of hair, that coils, twists, or whirls.
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Any large number of social insects moving in a group
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A swelling or being swollen
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A cylinder of wire mesh, foam rubber, or other material around which a strand of hair is wound to produce a soft curl or wave.
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Tremble means to shake involuntarily, often out of fear or because you are cold.
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To cause to move with a spinning motion:
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To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
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To give an alternating movement
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To extend or stretch out; float; fly, as a flag in the breeze
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The definition of a ripple is a small wave along the surface of water, a gentle rising and fall of sound throughout a group, or a special feeling that goes through you.
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A wave that breaks into foam against a shore or reef
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A pulmonary disease of horses that is characterized by respiratory irregularities, such as coughing, and is noticeable especially after exercise or in cold weather.
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An overwhelming manifestation; a flood:
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A large mass of or as of moving water; wave; swell; billow
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A large quantity of people or things resembling an attack.
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A movement suggestive of a wave
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The velocity of a current of water
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A movement suggestive of a wave
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Undulating movement
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(Electrical) a length of wire wound around the core of an electrical transformer
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A roll of postage stamps for use in a dispenser or vending machine; also, a stamp from such a roll
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A winning streak of continuing luck, especially at gambling (especially in the phrase on a roll).
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A movement where one spins round elegantly; a pirouette.
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The act or process of swinging
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The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's lateral motion
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An implement for opening bottles that are sealed by a cork. Sometimes specifically such an implement that includes a screw-shaped part, or worm.
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Spring is an elastic or bouncing ability or the season between winter and summer.
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An act of lifting or raising.
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A motion or sound that ripples.
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A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list.
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One of the convex folds of the surface of the brain.
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A portion, side trip, or episode in a longer journey.
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A line suggestive of a wave
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An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
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(Zoology) The spirls or whorls on a gastropod's shell.
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A fancy twisting or curling shape made from a series of concentric circles.
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To beat, to throb, to flash.
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To fluctuate is defined as to change in amount or rise and fall.
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To change back and forth from one condition or situation to another:
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To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
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To put into the water; launch:
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To engage in the sport of surfing
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Flap is defined as to wave arms or wings up and down.
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In a straight line or direction; unswervingly
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To billow is to swell outward or to move or rise up as if caused by waves.
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To reach a crest:
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To come or appear to; meet
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To signal by making a gesture:
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To cause an effect in (a cell) by the release of a chemical, such as a neurotransmitter or hormone.
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To provide with a tube; insert a tube in.
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To mark or measure by moving to and fro.
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Wag is defined as to move a body part quickly back and forth or up and down over and over again.
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To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions:
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To flap the wings rapidly, as in short flight or without flying at all
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To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.
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(Intransitive) To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions.
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To undulate is to move in a gentle, rolling, wave-like motion.
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To petition again.
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An undulating motion, as of a snake
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(Sports) A rapid advance of the puck toward the opponent's goal in ice hockey.
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A motion or action that bends.
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(Intransitive) To break forth
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To shake hands:
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To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict:
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To give an alternating movement
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To name; to designate; to call.
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To move unsteadily or haltingly; stumble:
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(Physics) To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
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(Intransitive) To sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate.
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(Obs.) To get by cheating, robbing, tricking, etc.
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To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
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(Intransitive, slang, ice hockey, lacrosse) The action of performing a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender or goalie; perhaps because of the resemblance to dangling the puck on a string.
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Wobble is defined as to move or cause to move in an unsteady way, to have your voice quiver, or to be unable to commit to a course of action.
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To feel dizzy:
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To utter or sing in a trilling voice.
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To shake with a tremulous motion; tremble
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To move back and forth
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To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
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To move back and forth
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To place in a high location.
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To fix at a given amount:
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(Dated) To perm (the hair).
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To put (e.g. a sheet of paper) on display, using a pin.
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(Intransitive) Arrive by vehicle, usually by car
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To bend or hang downward:
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(--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
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To flutter
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To curve is defined as to move or follow in a smooth bend.
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To cover or submerge with water; inundate:
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To express with a gesture or gestures
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To mark or be marked with a ridge or ridges
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A region of water within an ocean and partly enclosed by land, such as the North Sea.
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A very large ocean wave that is caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption and often causes extreme destruction when it strikes land. Tsunamis can have heights of up to 30 m (98 ft) and reach speeds of 950 km (589 mi) per hour. They are characterized by long wavelengths of up to 200 km (124 mi) and long periods, usually between 10 and 60 minutes.
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A rapid oscillation of a particle, particles, or elastic solid or surface, back and forth across a central position.
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To waft is defined as to cause something to move smoothly through air or over water.
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To drink water, as an animal.
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To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
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To move about rapidly and nimbly
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In certain poker games, to have attained (a hand) as a result of the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time:
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To pass quickly across, as when searching:
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To set forth in words; state:
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A disturbance, oscillation, or vibration, either of a medium and moving through that medium (such as water and sound waves), or of some quantity with different values at different points in space, moving through space (such as electromagnetic waves or a quantum mechanical wave described by the wave function).
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Repeated moving of arms or hands to signal.
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Something that is wafted.
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one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
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A quirk; peculiarity
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(Intransitive) To fluctuate or vary, as commodity prices or a poorly sustained musical pitch.
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To whip or beat with or as with a switch
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Synonym Study

  • Billow is a somewhat poetic or rhetorical term for a great, heaving ocean wave
  • Breaker is applied to such a wave when it breaks, or is about to break, into foam upon the shore or upon rocks
  • Roller is applied to any of the large, heavy, swelling waves that roll in to the shore, as during a storm
  • Ripple is used of the smallest kind of wave, such as that caused by a breeze ruffling the surface of water
  • Wave is the general word for a curving ridge or swell in the surface of the ocean or other body of water
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