Translation of "wave" - English-Polish dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /weɪv/

B1 a line of higher water that moves across the surface of the sea or a lake

I could hear the waves crashing against the rocks.

a group of people or things that arrive or happen together or in a short period of time

There has been a wave of kidnappings in the region.
Another wave of refugees is arriving at the border.
a wave of hatred/enthusiasm/sadness, etc

when you suddenly feel an emotion

fala nienawiści/przypływ entuzjazmu/smutku itp.
She felt a sudden wave of sadness.

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

machnięcie ręką lub ręki
She gave a little wave as the train left.

B2 a piece of sound, light, or other energy that travels up and down in a curved pattern

a radio wave
→ See also new wave , tidal wave

(Translation of “wave noun” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)