1. [syn: wave, waving, wafture]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wave \Wave\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waved; 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
2. To be moved to and fro as a signal. --B. Jonson.
3. To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to
He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither
good nor harm. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of signaling by a movement of the hand [syn:
wave, waving, wafture]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "waving":
ambages, anfractuosity, brandish, brandishing, circuitousness,
circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution,
convolution, crinkle, crinkling, flaunt, flaunting, flexuosity,
flexuousness, flourish, flourishing, intorsion, involution,
meander, meandering, rivulation, shaking, sinuation, sinuosity,
sinuousness, slinkiness, snakiness, torsion, tortility, tortuosity,
tortuousness, turning, twisting, undulant, undulating, undulation,
undulatory, wave, wave motion, winding