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Translation of "wave" - English-French dictionary


noun /weiv/
a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water vague 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 vague 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
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)
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