waveverb [ I or T ]uk /weɪv/ us /weɪv/
wave verb [ I or T ] (MOVE HAND)
wave sb away, on, etc.
- He would always turn and wave at the end of the street.
- They waved at us as we drove by.
- Mary waved at the man but he didn't seem to notice.
- She suddenly espied someone waving at her from the window.
- I wished her a safe journey and waved her off.
wave verb [ I or T ] (MOVE REPEATEDLY)
wave verb [ I or T ] (CURL HAIR)
wavenoun [ C ]uk /weɪv/ us /weɪv/
wave noun [ C ] (WATER)
- A large wave swept away half the sandcastle.
- The boat was swamped by an enormous wave.
- Wind and wave power are now being seriously canvassed as the solution to our energy problems.
- A huge wave capsized the yacht.
- The murmur of the waves on the beach lulled me to sleep.
wave noun [ C ] (HAND MOVEMENT)
wave noun [ C ] (BY A CROWD)
wave noun [ C ] (ENERGY)
radio waves 无线电波
- The microphone converts acoustic waves to electrical signals for transmission.
- The unit emits an electromagnetic wave.
- Radio Seven transmits on 201 medium wave.
- Waves of light and sound are transmitted in every direction.
- These sound waves travel at over 1000 feet per second.
wave noun [ C ] (LARGE NUMBER)
a crime wave 犯罪率的激增
a new, second, etc. wave of sth
- The Met Office says that the heat wave will continue for most of the week.
- The vineyard is representative of the new wave of wine producers.
- Wave on wave of refugees has crossed the border to escape the fighting.
- This recent wave of terrorism has ruled out any chance of peace talks.
- A wave of strikes swept the country.