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wave /weiv/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sóng, làn sóng ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
- the waves: (thơ ca) biển cả
- long waves: (rađiô) làn sóng dài
- wave motion: chuyển động sóng
- permanent wave: tóc làn sóng giữ lâu không mất quăn
- a wave of revolution: làn sóng cách mạng
- in waves: từng đợt, lớp lớp
- to attack in waves: tấn công từng đợt
- sự vẫy tay ra hiệu; cái vẫy tay
- nội động từ
- gợn sóng, quăn thành làn sóng
- the field of corn is waving in the breeze: cánh đồng lúa gợn sóng dưới làn gió nhẹ
- hair waves naturally: tóc quăn tự nhiên
- phấp phới, phấp phới bay
- the red flag waved in the wind: lá cờ đỏ phấp phới bay trước gió
- vẫy tay ra hiệu
- to wave to someone: vẫy tay ra hiệu cho ai
- ngoại động từ
- phất, vung
- to wave a banner: phất cờ
- to wave a sword: vung gươm (đi đầu để động viên...)
- uốn (tóc) thành làn sóng
- to have one's hair waved: đem uốn tóc thành làn sóng
- vẫy tay ra hiệu
- to wave someone aside: vẫy tay ra hiệu cho ai đứng ra một bên
+one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
+a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
+(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
+something that rises rapidly
+the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
+a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
+an undulating curve
+a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
+a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch
+signal with the hands or nod
+move or swing back and forth
+move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
+twist or roll into coils or ringlets
+set waves in
Advanced English Dictionary
1 swell, undulation, billow, sea, heave, roller, whitecap, white horse; ripple, wavelet, breaker, comber:
A huge wave tossed me up on the beach.
2 surge, swell, welling up, ground swell, movement, flood, upsurge, uprising, current, tide:
The period is marked by a wave of materialism and greed that swamped all morality and integrity.
3 signal, sign, gesticulation, gesture:
Was his wave intended for you or for me?
4 undulate, billow, move to and fro, flap, flutter, quiver, flip-flop, swing, sway, ripple, oscillate, zigzag, fluctuate, shake; wag, whiffle, wigwag, wiggle, waggle, brandish:
The streamer waved slowly in the quickening breeze. Stop waving that knife at me!
5 signal, sign, indicate, signify; gesture, gesticulate:
Hazel waved goodbye from the train.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C] a raised line of water that moves across the surface of the sea, ocean, etc: Huge waves were breaking on the shore. + The wind made little waves on the pond. + The pool has a wave machine (= for making waves).
See also - TIDAL WAVE
of activity / feeling
2 [C] a sudden increase in a particular activity or feeling: a wave of opposition / protest / violence + a crime wave + There has been a new wave of bombings since the peace talks broke down. + A wave of fear swept over him. + Guilt and horror flooded her in waves. + Three hundred employees lost their jobs in the latest wave of redundancies. + A wave of panic spread through the crowd.
See also - BRAINWAVE, HEATWAVE
3 [C] a large number of people or things suddenly moving or appearing somewhere: Wave after wave of aircraft passed overhead.
See also - NEW WAVE
movement of arm / hand / body
4 [C] a movement of your arm and hand from side to side: She declined the offer with a wave of her hand. + With a wave and a shout he ran down the road to meet us. + He gave us a wave as the bus drove off.
5 (the wave) [sing.] (AmE) = MEXICAN WAVE
of heat / sound / light
6 [C] the form that some types of energy such as heat, sound, light, etc. take as they move: radio / sound / ultrasonic waves
See also - AIRWAVES, LONG WAVE, MEDIUM WAVE, MICROWAVE, SHOCK WAVE, SHORT WAVE, SOUND WAVE
7 [C] if a person's hair has a wave or waves, it is not straight but curls slightly
See also - PERMANENT WAVE
8 (the waves) [pl.] (literary) the sea: life on the waves (= life at sea)
See also - WAVY
Idioms: make waves (informal) to be very active in a way that makes people notice you, and that may sometimes cause problems
more at CREST n., RIDE v.
move hand / arm
1 ~ (at / to sb)
~ sth (at sb)
~ sth (about / around) to move your hand or arm from side to side in the air in order to attract attention, as a greeting, etc: [V] The people on the bus waved and we waved back. + Why did you wave at him? + [VN] A man in the water was shouting and waving his arms around frantically. + [VNN, VN] My mother was crying as I waved her goodbye. + My mother was crying as I waved goodbye to her.
2 [+adv./prep.] to show where sth is, show sb where to go, etc. by moving your hand in a particular direction: [V] She waved vaguely in the direction of the house. + [VN] 'He's over there,' said Ali, waving a hand towards some trees. + I showed my pass to the security guard and he waved me through. + She waved me away impatiently.
3 [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] to hold sth in your hand and move it from side to side: Crowds lined the route, waving flags and cheering. + 'I'm rich!' she exclaimed, waving the money under his nose.
4 [V] to move freely and gently, for example in the wind, while one end or side is held in position: The flag waved in the breeze.
5 [V] to curl slightly: His hair waves naturally.
6 [VN] to make sb's hair curl slightly: She's had her hair waved.
Idioms see FLAG n.
Phrasal Verbs: wave sth<->aside / away to not accept sth because you do not think it is necessary or important
My objections to the plan were waved aside. + He waved away our thanks with a smile.
wave sth/sb<->down to signal to a vehicle or its driver to stop by waving your hand
wave sb<->off to wave goodbye to sb as they are leaving: We all stood in the road and waved our visitors off.
1 on water
big, enormous, giant, great, huge, mountainous | small, tiny | white-capped, white-crested, white-topped | breaking | tidal
Several villages have been destroyed by a huge tidal wave.
VERB + WAVE
Surfers flocked to the beach to ride the waves.
WAVE + VERB
rise | break, fall
We watched the waves breaking on the shore.
the gentle sound of waves lapping the sand
| crash, roar, smash
I could hear the waves crash against the rocks.
WAVE + NOUN
in the ~s
children playing in the waves
| on the ~s
There were seagulls bobbing on the waves.
the crash/crashing/lap/lapping of the waves, the crest of a wave
(often figurative) She is on the crest of a wave at the moment following her Olympic success.
2 movement of energy
electromagnetic, light, radio, seismic, shock, sound
VERB + WAVE
emit, generate | deflect
WAVE + VERB
bounce off sth, travel
Sound waves bounce off objects in their path.
big, enormous, huge, massive | fresh, new, next, recent | first, second, etc.
the first wave of immigration in the 1950s
VERB + WAVE
Hearing the tune again sent waves of longing through her.
WAVE + VERB
sweep (over) sth, wash over/through sb/sth
With the fall of the Bastille in 1789, a wave of euphoria swept over Europe. A wave of relief washed over him as he saw that the children were safe.
a big wave of refugees
4 hand movement
quick | cheery, friendly | farewell, parting
VERB + WAVE
give (sb), return
I returned his wave and started to walk towards him.
with a ~ | ~ of
He dismissed her thanks with a quick wave of the hand.
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