Meaning of “wave” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /weɪv/
Extra Examples
He would always turn and wave at the end of the street.I waved at him to get his attention.I signalled to her and she waved back.I waved at her, but she showed no sign of recognition.He waved at me through the window.

B1 to raise your hand and move it from side to side in order to attract someone's attention or to say goodbye:

Wave goodbye to Grandma.
She waved at him.
wave sb in/on/through, etc

to show which way you want someone to go by moving your hand in that direction:

The police waved him on.
MOVE SIDE TO SIDE [ I, T ] also wave about/around

to move from side to side in the air or make something move this way:

The long grass waved in the breeze.
He started waving his arms about wildly.

(Definition of “wave verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)