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1. wave

noun. ['ˈweɪv'] one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water).

Synonyms

  • comber
  • roller
  • whitecap
  • roll
  • rolling wave
  • movement
  • surge
  • motion
  • white horse
  • lift
  • rippling
  • wavelet
  • ripple
  • riffle
  • wake
  • surf
  • backwash
  • breaker
  • tsunami
  • billow
  • swell
  • swash
  • crestless wave
  • breakers
  • moving ridge
  • rise

Antonyms

  • lower
  • begin
  • unfold
  • anesthetize

Etymology

  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wafian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with New Wave

  • misbehave
  • shortwave
  • aftershave
  • mcclave
  • kunaev
  • enslave
  • engrave
  • deprave
  • concave
  • unfav
  • lefave
  • lafave
  • forgave
  • behave
  • stave
  • slave
  • quave
  • grave
  • crave
  • brave
  • waive
  • they've
  • shave
  • schave
  • save
  • rave
  • pave
  • nave
  • mave
  • lave

2. wave

verb. ['ˈweɪv'] signal with the hands or nod.

Synonyms

  • motion
  • gesture
  • beckon

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wafian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. wave

noun. ['ˈweɪv'] a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon.

Synonyms

  • motion
  • motility
  • move

Antonyms

  • opening
  • retreat
  • boo
  • moving

Etymology

  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wafian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. wave

noun. ['ˈweɪv'] (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth.

Synonyms

  • blast wave
  • traveling wave
  • gravitation wave
  • travelling wave
  • oscillation
  • movement
  • motion
  • pulsation
  • acoustic wave
  • sine wave
  • flapping
  • stationary wave
  • fluctuation
  • flutter
  • impulse
  • wave form
  • fluttering
  • pulsing
  • sound wave
  • gravity wave
  • shock wave
  • standing wave
  • pulse
  • vibration
  • seiche
  • wave shape
  • undulation
  • flap

Antonyms

  • stay
  • ebb
  • deflate
  • worsen

Etymology

  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wafian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wave

verb. ['ˈweɪv'] move or swing back and forth.

Synonyms

  • brandish
  • take hold
  • flourish
  • displace
  • move
  • hold

Antonyms

  • winterize
  • summerize
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wafian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wave

verb. ['ˈweɪv'] move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion.

Synonyms

  • luff
  • move
  • flap
  • roll

Antonyms

  • unsettled
  • unready
  • disarranged
  • soft

Etymology

  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wafian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. new

adjective. ['ˈnuː, nˈjuː'] not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered.

Synonyms

  • spick-and-span
  • virgin
  • parvenu
  • newborn
  • new-sprung
  • bran-new
  • radical
  • unused
  • sunrise
  • spic-and-span
  • age
  • novel
  • modern
  • recent
  • untested
  • rising
  • current
  • red-hot
  • fresh
  • young
  • parvenue
  • refreshing
  • revolutionary
  • newfound
  • untried
  • brand-new

Antonyms

  • nonmodern
  • stale
  • noncurrent
  • tasteless

Etymology

  • newe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • niwe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. new

adjective. ['ˈnuː, nˈjuː'] original and of a kind not seen before.

Synonyms

  • novel
  • original

Antonyms

  • legal
  • unsexy
  • inactive

Etymology

  • newe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • niwe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. new

adjective. ['ˈnuː, nˈjuː'] lacking training or experience.

Synonyms

  • inexperient
  • inexperienced

Antonyms

  • far
  • nonviolent
  • uncharged

Etymology

  • newe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • niwe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. new

adjective. ['ˈnuː, nˈjuː'] having no previous example or precedent or parallel.

Synonyms

  • unprecedented

Antonyms

  • cool
  • unemotionality

Etymology

  • newe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • niwe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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