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  2  definitions  found 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  streaming  or  flapping  or  spreading  wide  as  if  in  a  current 
  of  air;  "ran  quickly,  her  flaring  coat  behind  her";  "a 
  fluttering  scarf";  "flying  banners";  "flags  waving  in 
  the  breeze"  [syn:  {aflare},  {flaring},  {fluttering},  {flying}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  signaling  by  a  movement  of  the  hand  [syn:  {wave}, 

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