Translation of "wave" - English-German dictionary


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

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

The minister waved away any suggestion that he had acted improperly.

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