English vocabulary and translations (See all)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.


a wave: a movement of water; a hand gesture (to say hello or goodbye)

to wave: to oscillate, to move from side to side; to make a gesture with one's hand (to say hello or goodbye)
Many protesters waved flags at the demonstration. All you could see were flags moving from side to side.

to wave (to someone): to say hello or goodbye (to someone) by moving your hand in the air


  • "I hear the swell is perfect this time of year, and I can't wait to see those California waves again."
  • "I can even hear the sound of the waves crashing against the shore."
  • "Delavigne Corp, already considered a maverick in the cosmetics industry for its staunch refusal to use animals in the testing of their products (aside from their controversial volunteer monkeys), hopes to promote ecological awareness among its long-time customers as well as take advantage of a new wave of environmental consciousness among consumers, brought to national attention by the recent bestseller 'Global Warming: It's all your fault'."
  • "Edward : They can wave to a friend or hold power tools."
  • "and wave 'em like you just don't care"
  • "I've surfed every wave in this building, including the killer break in the first floor toilet."
  • "Bruno : It's about the American flag, how it was still waving even during an intense battle with bombs all around."
  • "a new wave of Chinese entrepreneurs is now attacking aspects of the marketing ladder, extending their efforts to distribution, retailing and even branding."
  • "Lou : Mate, if you come with me, we'll surf the biggest waves in the galaxy!"

Still having difficulties with 'Wave'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.

Do you have smart way of remembering 'Wave'? Share it with us!