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wave
British English: /weɪv/
American English: /weɪv/

Translation of wave in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (gesturing) (Form II) (Form IV) (one's hand, a flag, stick)
    to wave goodbye to somebody
    لَوَّحَ لِشَخْصٍ مُوَدِّعاً
    the protesters were waving placards
    كانَ المُحْتَجّونَ يُلَوِّحونَ بِلافِتاتٍ
    to wave one's arms in the air
    لَوَّحَ بِيَدَيْهِ في الهَواءِ
  • 2
    (to direct) (Form II)
    he waved us on/away
    أَشارَ لَنا بالمُضيِّ \ بالابْتِعادِ
  • 3 (at a hairdresser's) See examples: to have one's hair waved
    مَوَّجَ شَعْرَهُ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    (with one's hand) (Form II)
    he waved when he saw me
    لَوَّحَ بِيَدِهِ عِنْدَما رَآني
    to wave to or at somebody
    لَوَّحَ بِيَدِهِ لِشَخْصٍ
    she waved to me to come in
    أَشارَتْ إلَيَّ بالدُخولِ

noun/اسم

  • 1
    (hand gesture)
    تَلْويح باليَدِ
    she gave the crowd a wave as she passed
    لَوَّحَتْ للجُمْهورِ عِنْدَما مَرَّتْ
    with a wave of his hand
    بِتَلْويحةٍ من يَدِهِ
  • 3
    (of attacks, anger) n coll
    the pain came in waves
    جاءَ الأَلَمُ بِشَكْلٍ مُتَتابِعٍ
  • 5 (physics/علم الطبيعة)
    مَوْجة
    low-/high-frequency radio waves
    مَوْجات الرادْيو ذات التَرَدُّدِ المُنْخَفِضِ \ العالي

Idioms

to make waves

(to cause trouble)
سَبَّبَ مَشاكِلَ

Phrasal verbs

wave down

wave down [something], wave [something] down
أَشارَ ل [شَيْءٍ] بالتَوَقُّفِ
(a taxi, car, driver)

wave off

wave [somebody] off, wave off [somebody]
(a friend, passenger)

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