Translation of "wave" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

wave

verb [ I or T ] uk /weɪv/ us /weɪv/
MOVE HAND 挥手

B1 to raise your hand and move it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, telling someone to do something, or adding emphasis to an expression

挥(手);招手,摆手(表示问候、指示或强调)
I waved to/at him from the window but he didn't see me. 我从窗口向他招手,可他没看见我。
I was waving my hand like mad but he never once looked in my direction. 我疯狂地挥手,可他连看也没朝我这边看一眼。
She was so annoyed she wouldn't even wave us goodbye/wave goodbye to us. 她极为恼火,甚至都不愿向我们挥手道别。
She waves her hands about/around a lot when she's talking. 她说话时手总在比划着。
wave sb away, on, etc.

to make a movement with your hand that tells someone to move in a particular direction

挥手示意(某人)离开/继续向前等
You'll have to wait till the policeman waves the car on. 你得一直等到警察挥手示意这队车辆继续前行。
You can't just wave me away as if I were a child! 你不能就那么挥挥手像打发小孩子一样把我赶走!
MOVE REPEATEDLY 反复移动

C1 to move from side to side, or to make something move like this while holding it in the hand

挥舞,挥动;摆动,摇晃
The corn waved gently in the summer breeze. 谷物在夏日微风中轻轻摆动。
A crowd of people ran down the street waving banners. 一群足球迷挥舞着横幅沿着街道一路奔走而去。
He seems to think I can wave a magic wand and everything will be all right. 他似乎认为我只要挥一挥魔杖一切就都会解决了。
CURL HAIR 卷曲的头发

If hair waves, it curls slightly.

(头发的)卷曲,波浪卷
If she leaves her hair to dry on its own, it just waves naturally. 如果她让头发自己干的话,就会自然卷曲。
noun [ C ] uk /weɪv/ us /weɪv/
WATER

B1 a raised line of water that moves across the surface of an area of water, especially the sea

(尤指海上的)浪,波浪,波涛
At night, I listened to the sound of the waves breaking/crashing against the shore. 夜里,我倾听着浪花拍击海岸的声音。
HAND MOVEMENT 手的动作

C2 the action of raising your hand and moving it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, etc.

挥手道别
Give Grandpa a wave. 跟爷爷挥手告别,艾丽斯,你要等到下个星期才会再见他。
BY A CROWD
the Wave

US UK Mexican wave a wave-like movement made by a crowd watching a sports game, when everyone stands and lifts up their arms and then sits down again one after another

墨西哥人浪(指体育比赛中观众依次举起手臂站起复坐下,如波浪运动一般)
The crowd did the Wave. 人群中做出了一个墨西哥人浪。
ENERGY 能量

B2 the pattern in which some types of energy, such as sound, light, and heat, are spread or carried

波,周波;振动
radio waves 无线电波
LARGE NUMBER 大的数字

C2 a larger than usual number of events of a similar, often bad, type, happening within the same period

(常指坏事的)一波,一批,一阵
a crime wave 犯罪率的激增
The country was swept by a wave of protests. 20世纪70年代,这个国家在席卷全国的罢工浪潮中几近崩溃。
a new, second, etc. wave of sth

an activity that is happening again or is being repeated after a pause

新的一波/第二波等…
A new wave of job losses is expected this year. 预计今年可能会出现新一波的失业高潮。
STRONG FEELING 强烈的感情

C2 A wave of an emotion or feeling is a sudden strong feeling that gets stronger as it spreads.

(感情或情绪的)突发,高涨
A wave of panic swept through the crowd. 恐慌情绪在人群中蔓延,人们开始四散奔逃。
→ See also brainwave
HAIR CURVES 头发的卷曲

a series of slight curves in a person's hair

(头发的)卷曲,波浪卷
Your hair has a natural wave, but mine's just straight. 你的头发是自来卷,而我的却直挺挺的了无生气。
→ See also wavy

(Translation of “wave” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)