Translation of "wave" - English-Russian 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

волна, наплыв
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

прилив ненависти/энтузиазма/грусти и т. д.
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

взмах, помахивание
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–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)