Meaning of “wave” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /weɪv/

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.

More examples

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)