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wave

Pronunciation: /weɪv/

Translation of wave in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1 (gesturing) لَوَّحَ (II) (+ ب), أَشارَ (IV) (+ ب) [one's hand] [a flag] [stick] to wave goodbye to sb 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) وَجَّهَ (II) he waved us on/away أَشارَ لَنا بالمُضيِّ \ بالابْتِعادِ
  • 3 (at a hairdresser's) to have one's hair waved مَوَّجَ شَعْرَهُ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1 (with one's hand) لَوَّحَ (II) he waved when he saw me لَوَّحَ بِيَدِهِ عِنْدَما رَآني to wave to or at sb 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
  • 2 (of the sea) مَوْج (n coll) (plural: أَمْواج)
  • 3 (of attacks, anger) مَوْج (n coll) (plural: أَمْواج) 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 a stir) أَحْدَثَ ضَجّةً; (to cause trouble) سَبَّبَ مَشاكِلَ

Phrasal verbs

wave down

wave down [sth]wave [sth] down أَشارَ ل [شَيْءٍ] بالتَوَقُّفِ [a taxi] [car] [driver]

wave off

wave [sb] offwave off [sb] وَدَّعَ [شَخْصاً] [a friend] [passenger]

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