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wave

noun /weiv/
a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water
die Welle
rolling waves The boat was being tossed about on the waves.
a vibration travelling eg through the air
die Welle
radio waves sound waves light waves.
a curve or curves in the hair
die Welle
Are those waves natural?
a (usually temporary) rise or increase
die Welle
the recent crime wave a wave of violence The pain came in waves.
an act of waving
das Winken
She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
wavy adjective (of hair) full of waves
gewellt
Her hair is wavy, but her sister’s hair is straight.
waviness noun
die Gewelltheit
wave(band) noun a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast.
das Wellenband
wavelength noun the distance from any given point on one (radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
die Wellenlänge
wave aside to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it
abwinken
The minister waved away any suggestion that he had acted improperly.
(Definition of wave from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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