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  9  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Waive  \Waive\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Waived};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Waiving}.]  [OE.  waiven,  weiven,  to  set  aside,  remove,  OF 
  weyver,  quesver,  to  waive,  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Icel.  veifa 
  to  wave,  to  vibrate,  akin  to  Skr.  vip  to  tremble.  Cf 
  {Vibrate},  {Waif}.]  [Written  also  {wave}.] 
  1.  To  relinquish;  to  give  up  claim  to  not  to  insist  on  or 
  claim;  to  refuse;  to  forego. 
  He  waiveth  milk,  and  flesh,  and  all  --Chaucer. 
  We  absolutely  do  renounce  or  waive  our  own  opinions, 
  absolutely  yielding  to  the  direction  of  others 
  2.  To  throw  away  to  cast  off  to  reject;  to  desert. 
  3.  (Law) 
  a  To  throw  away  to  relinquish  voluntarily,  as  a  right 
  which  one  may  enforce  if  he  chooses. 
  b  (O.  Eng.  Law)  To  desert;  to  abandon.  --Burrill. 
  Note:  The  term  was  applied  to  a  woman,  in  the  same  sense  as 
  outlaw  to  a  man.  A  woman  could  not  be  outlawed,  in  the 
  proper  sense  of  the  word  because  according  to 
  Bracton,  she  was  never  in  law,  that  is  in  a 
  frankpledge  or  decennary;  but  she  might  be  waived,  and 
  held  as  abandoned.  --Burrill. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wave  \Wave\  (w[=a]v),  v.  t. 
  See  {Waive}.  --Sir  H.  Wotton.  Burke. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wave  \Wave\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Waved}  (w[=a]vd);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Waving}.]  [OE.  waven,  AS  wafian  to  waver,  to  hesitate, 
  to  wonder;  akin  to  w[ae]fre  wavering,  restless,  MHG.  wabern 
  to  be  in  motion,  Icel.  vafra  to  hover  about  cf  Icel. 
  v[=a]fa  to  vibrate.  Cf  {Waft},  {Waver}.] 
  1.  To  play  loosely;  to  move  like  a  wave,  one  way  and  the 
  other  to  float;  to  flutter;  to  undulate. 
  His  purple  robes  waved  careless  to  the  winds. 
  Where  the  flags  of  three  nations  has  successively 
  waved.  --Hawthorne. 
  2.  To  be  moved  to  and  fro  as  a  signal.  --B.  Jonson 
  3.  To  fluctuate;  to  waver;  to  be  in  an  unsettled  state;  to 
  vacillate.  [Obs.] 
  He  waved  indifferently  'twixt  doing  them  neither 
  good  nor  harm.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wave  \Wave\,  n.  [From  {Wave},  v.;  not  the  same  word  as  OE  wawe, 
  waghe,  a  wave,  which  is  akin  to  E.  wag  to  move  [root]136. 
  See  {Wave},  v.  i.] 
  1.  An  advancing  ridge  or  swell  on  the  surface  of  a  liquid,  as 
  of  the  sea,  resulting  from  the  oscillatory  motion  of  the 
  particles  composing  it  when  disturbed  by  any  force  their 
  position  of  rest;  an  undulation. 
  The  wave  behind  impels  the  wave  before  --Pope. 
  2.  (Physics)  A  vibration  propagated  from  particle  to  particle 
  through  a  body  or  elastic  medium,  as  in  the  transmission 
  of  sound;  an  assemblage  of  vibrating  molecules  in  all 
  phases  of  a  vibration,  with  no  phase  repeated;  a  wave  of 
  vibration;  an  undulation.  See  {Undulation}. 
  3.  Water;  a  body  of  water.  [Poetic]  ``Deep  drank  Lord  Marmion 
  of  the  wave.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  Build  a  ship  to  save  thee  from  the  flood,  I  'll 
  furnish  thee  with  fresh  wave,  bread,  and  wine. 
  4.  Unevenness;  inequality  of  surface.  --Sir  I.  Newton. 
  5.  A  waving  or  undulating  motion;  a  signal  made  with  the 
  hand,  a  flag,  etc 
  6.  The  undulating  line  or  streak  of  luster  on  cloth  watered, 
  or  calendered,  or  on  damask  steel. 
  7.  Fig.:  A  swelling  or  excitement  of  thought,  feeling,  or 
  energy;  a  tide;  as  waves  of  enthusiasm. 
  {Wave  front}  (Physics),  the  surface  of  initial  displacement 
  of  the  particles  in  a  medium,  as  a  wave  of  vibration 
  {Wave  length}  (Physics),  the  space,  reckoned  in  the  direction 
  of  propagation,  occupied  by  a  complete  wave  or  undulation, 
  as  of  light,  sound,  etc.;  the  distance  from  a  point  or 
  phase  in  a  wave  to  the  nearest  point  at  which  the  same 
  phase  occurs. 
  {Wave  line}  (Shipbuilding),  a  line  of  a  vessel's  hull,  shaped 
  in  accordance  with  the  wave-line  system. 
  {Wave-line  system},  {Wave-line  theory}  (Shipbuilding),  a 
  system  or  theory  of  designing  the  lines  of  a  vessel,  which 
  takes  into  consideration  the  length  and  shape  of  a  wave 
  which  travels  at  a  certain  speed. 
  {Wave  loaf},  a  loaf  for  a  wave  offering.  --Lev.  viii.  27. 
  {Wave  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small 
  geometrid  moths  belonging  to  {Acidalia}  and  allied  genera; 
  --  so  called  from  the  wavelike  color  markings  on  the 
  {Wave  offering},  an  offering  made  in  the  Jewish  services  by 
  waving  the  object,  as  a  loaf  of  bread,  toward  the  four 
  cardinal  points.  --Num.  xviii.  11. 
  {Wave  of  vibration}  (Physics),  a  wave  which  consists  in  or 
  is  occasioned  by  the  production  and  transmission  of  a 
  vibratory  state  from  particle  to  particle  through  a  body. 
  {Wave  surface}. 
  a  (Physics)  A  surface  of  simultaneous  and  equal 
  displacement  of  the  particles  composing  a  wave  of 
  b  (Geom.)  A  mathematical  surface  of  the  fourth  order 
  which  upon  certain  hypotheses,  is  the  locus  of  a  wave 
  surface  of  light  in  the  interior  of  crystals.  It  is 
  used  in  explaining  the  phenomena  of  double  refraction. 
  See  under  {Refraction}. 
  {Wave  theory}.  (Physics)  See  {Undulatory  theory},  under 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wave  \Wave\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  move  one  way  and  the  other  to  brandish.  ``[[AE]neas] 
  waved  his  fatal  sword.''  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  raise  into  inequalities  of  surface;  to  give  an 
  undulating  form  a  surface  to 
  Horns  whelked  and  waved  like  the  enridged  sea. 
  3.  To  move  like  a  wave,  or  by  floating;  to  waft.  [Obs.]  --Sir 
  T.  Browne. 
  4.  To  call  attention  to  or  give  a  direction  or  command  to 
  by  a  waving  motion,  as  of  the  hand;  to  signify  by  waving; 
  to  beckon;  to  signal;  to  indicate. 
  Look  with  what  courteous  action  It  waves  you  to  a 
  more  removed  ground.  --Shak. 
  She  spoke,  and  bowing  waved  Dismissal.  --Tennyson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wave  \Wave\,  n.  [See  {Woe}.] 
  Woe.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wave  \Wave\,  n. 
  Something  resembling  or  likened  to  a  water  wave,  as  in  rising 
  unusually  high,  in  being  of  unusual  extent,  or  in  progressive 
  motion;  a  swelling  or  excitement,  as  of  feeling  or  energy;  a 
  tide;  flood;  period  of  intensity,  usual  activity,  or  the 
  like  as  a  wave  of  enthusiasm. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  one  of  a  series  of  ridges  that  moves  across  the  surface  of  a 
  liquid  (especially  across  a  large  body  of  water)  [syn:  {moving 
  2:  a  movement  like  that  of  an  ocean  wave;  "a  wave  of  settlers"; 
  "troops  advancing  in  waves" 
  3:  (physics)  a  progressive  disturbance  propagated  without 
  displacement  of  the  medium  itself  [syn:  {undulation}] 
  4:  something  that  rises  rapidly  and  dies  away  "a  wave  of 
  emotion  swept  over  him";  "there  was  a  sudden  wave  of 
  buying  before  the  market  closed" 
  5:  the  act  of  signaling  by  a  movement  of  the  hand  [syn:  {waving}, 
  6:  a  hairdo  that  creates  undulations  in  the  hair 
  7:  an  undulating  curve 
  v  1:  signal  with  the  hands  or  nod;  "She  waved  to  her  friends"; 
  "He  waved  his  hand  hospitably"  [syn:  {beckon}] 
  2:  move  or  swing  back  and  forth;  "She  waved  her  gun."  [syn:  {brandish}, 
  3:  move  in  a  wavy  pattern,  as  of  curtains  [syn:  {undulate},  {flap}] 
  4:  twist  or  roll  into  coils  or  ringlets;  "curl  my  hair,  please" 
  [syn:  {curl}] 
  5:  set  waves  in  of  hair 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  {robotics}  language. 
  ["WAVE:  A  Model-Based  Language  for  Manipulator  Control", 
  R.P.  Paul,  Ind  Robot  4(1):10-17,  1979]. 

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