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WAVE, n. G.

1. A moving swell or volume of water usually, a swell raised and driven by wind. A pebble thrown into still water produces waves, which form concentric circles, receding from the point where the pebble fell. But waves are generally raised and driven by wind, and the word comprehends any moving swell on the surface of water, from the smallest ripple to the billows of a tempest.

The wave behind impels the wave before.

2. Unevenness inequality of surface.
3. The line or streak of luster on cloth watered and calendered.


1. To play loosely to move like a wave, one way and the other to float to undulate.

His purple robes wavd careless to the wind.

2. To be moved, as a signal.
3. To fluctuate to waver to be in an unsettled state.

WAVE, See Waver.

1. To raise into inequalities of surface.
2. To move one way and the other to brandish as, to wave the hand to wave a sword.
3. To waft to remove any thing floating.
4. To beckon to direct by a waft or waving motion.


1. To put off to cast off to cast away to reject as, to wave good stolen usually written waive.
2. To quit to depart from.

He resolved not to wave his way.

3. To put off to put aside for the present, or to omit to pursue as, to wave a motion. He offered to wave the subject. This is the usual sense.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Wave'. King James Dictionary.

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