Translation of "wave" - English-French dictionary


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

radio waves
sound waves
light waves.

a curve or curves in the hair

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

Her hair is wavy, but her sister’s hair is straight.
waviness noun

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.

(Translation of “wave” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)