Thesaurus

wave

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wave

a moving ridge on the surface of water
  • The toddler was almost knocked down by the waves created by the speedboat.
Synonyms of wave
Words Related to wave

wave

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wave

to direct or notify by a movement or gesture
  • waved them over to the side of the road
Synonyms of wave
Words Related to wave

Synonym Discussion of wave

swing, wave, flourish, brandish, thrash mean to wield or cause to move to and fro or up and down. swing implies regular or uniform movement.
    • swing the rope back and forth
wave usually implies smooth or continuous motion.
    • waving the flag
flourish suggests vigorous, ostentatious, graceful movement.
    • flourished the winning lottery ticket
brandish implies threatening or menacing motion.
    • brandishing a knife
thrash suggests vigorous, abrupt, violent movement.
    • an infant thrashing his arms about


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wave? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!