Definition of WAVES in English:

WAVES

Syllabification: WAVES
Pronunciation: /wāvz
 
/

noun

The women’s section of the US Naval Reserve, established in 1942, or, since 1948, of the US Navy.
More example sentences
  • An important distinction between the WAAC and the WAVES was the fact that the WAAC was an "auxiliary" organization, serving with the Army, not in it.
  • Establishing the WAVES was a lengthy effort.

Origin

acronym from Women Appointed (later Accepted) for Volunteer Emergency Service.

Definition of WAVES in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up