Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

French translation of “wave”

See all translations

wave

noun /weiv/
a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water rolling waves The boat was being tossed about on the waves. a vibration travelling eg through the air
onde
radio waves sound waves light waves.
a curve or curves in the hair
ondulation
Are those waves natural?
a (usually temporary) rise or increase the recent crime wave a wave of violence The pain came in waves. an act of waving
signe de la main
She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
wavy adjective (of hair) full of waves
ondulé
Her hair is wavy, but her sister’s hair is straight.
waviness noun
ondulation(s)
wave(band) noun a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast.
bande de fréquences
wavelength noun the distance from any given point on one (radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
longueur d’ondes
wave aside to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it
écarter d’un geste
The minister waved away any suggestion that he had acted improperly.
(Definition of wave from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “wave” in French

Definitions of “wave” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More