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1. front

noun. ['ˈfrʌnt'] the side that is forward or prominent.

Synonyms

  • head
  • face
  • side
  • forepart
  • front end

Antonyms

  • ascent
  • natural depression
  • reverse
  • starboard

Etymology

  • front (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Wave Front

  • vanbrunt
  • confront
  • affront
  • stunt
  • klundt
  • grunt
  • glunt
  • brunt
  • blunt
  • sundt
  • shunt
  • runte
  • punt
  • pundt
  • munt
  • mundt
  • lunt
  • lundt
  • jundt
  • hunte
  • hunt
  • hundt
  • cunt
  • bunte
  • bunt

2. front

adjective. ['ˈfrʌnt'] relating to or located in the front.

Synonyms

  • anterior
  • head-on
  • frontmost
  • foremost
  • first
  • fore
  • frontal
  • advanced
  • advance

Antonyms

  • aft
  • back
  • posterior
  • alignment

Etymology

  • front (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. front

noun. ['ˈfrʌnt'] the line along which opposing armies face each other.

Synonyms

  • field
  • front line
  • line
  • field of honor
  • battleground
  • battlefield
  • battlefront

Antonyms

  • obverse
  • top
  • bottom
  • backward

Etymology

  • front (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. wave

noun. ['ˈweɪv'] something that rises rapidly.

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep

Etymology

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

Sentences with wave-front


1. Noun Phrase
When discussing mirrors, it is convenient to represent light not as wave fronts (as you'd see radiating outward after tossing a large rock into a previously placid lake) but as rays.

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