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Another word for wave

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Verb
  1. To move to and fro vigorously and usually repeatedly

    See also:

    repetition

  2. To move or cause to move about while being fixed at one edge

    See also:

    repetition

  3. To move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down

    See also:

    repetition

  4. To wield boldly and dramatically

    See also:

    express

  5. To have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface

    See also:

    straight

Another word for wave

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