There are 2 translations of wave in Spanish:

wave1

Pronunciation: /weɪv/

n

  • 1 1.1 (of water) ola (feminine) to ride the waves [literary/literario] surcar* los mares [literary/literario] to make waves hacer* olas, causar problemas (before noun/delante del nombre) wave power [Ecology/Ecología] energía (feminine) mareomotriz
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    • He had anticipated this move though for as soon as she broke the surface a wave of water hit her.
    • The sound of the waves breaking on the shore is a fine way to fall asleep.
    • While the guys attempted to body surf the waves, the girls laid out on the sand to tan.
    1.2 (in hair) onda (feminine) she has a natural wave to her hair tiene el pelo naturalmente ondulado permanent wave permanente (feminine) 1.3 [Physics/Física] onda (feminine)
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    • Her long dark blonde hair had a natural wave and hung half to her waist.
    • We finger-styled Tamara's hair fresh out of the shower, coaxing out the natural wave in her otherwise pin-straight hair.
    • Standing at well over six feet, he had long, dark hair with a slight wave to it that just brushed his shoulders.
  • 2 (surge, movement) oleada (feminine) a wave of revolutionary fervor una oleada de fervor revolucionario a wave of nausea came over him le vinieron náuseas there has been a wave of attacks ha habido una oleada de asaltos
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    • So will one the features of this new age - in addition to the welcome growth in sexual openness - be a terrible wave of increased sexual assaults?
    • Momentum was increased by a fresh wave of Russian pogroms in 1903.
    • The United States also pledged $350m to help tsunami victims, a tenfold increase over its first wave of aid.
  • 3 (gesture) he silenced them with a wave of his hand los hizo callar con un gesto de la mano she gave them a wave les hizo adiós/los saludó con la mano

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There are 2 translations of wave in Spanish:

wave2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (shake, swing) [handkerchief/flag] agitar she waved her hand sadly hizo adiós con la mano, llena de tristeza to wave sth in the air agitar algo en el aire stop waving those papers under my nose! ¡deja de restregarme esos papeles por las narices! to wave sth around agitar algo she waved her stick at them los amenazó agitando su bastón en el aire or blandiendo su bastón smiling, she waved the letter at him sonriente, le enseñaba la carta agitándola en el aire to wave goodbye hacer* adiós con la mano she waved him goodbye le hizo adiós con la mano
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    • Chad smiled and waved his hand, shaking his head.
    • As you sing the song the next time, you wave your left hand in time with the music.
    • They have no use for the dignified thumb sign, but wave their hands recklessly in an attempt to attract the rider and somehow get him to stop.
    1.2 (direct) I was waved to one side me apartó con un gesto the policeman waved us on el policía nos hizo señas para or de que siguiéramos adelante
  • 2 (curl) [hair] marcar*, ondular I had my hair waved me marqué or me ondulé el pelo
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    • For the model above the hair was waved with a stacked perm at the back of the neck to get volume up to the occipital bone, and layered and textured through the front.
    • She wore, black strappy high heeled sandals and her long dark hair was waved to perfection.
    • He was in his forties, she guessed, with thick, dark, waved hair and big baby-blue eyes.

vi

  • 1 (signal)to wave at oto sb (to say goodbye) hacerle* adiós a algn con la mano; (in greeting) saludar a algn con la mano (to attract attention) he waved at o to me to come over me hizo señas para que me acercara she waved up/across at me me hizo señas desde abajo/desde el otro lado
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    • I saw her mom's face looking from the window and I waved, but she disappeared behind the curtain.
    • I waved out the window to my friends, dreading the conversation I was going to have with my parents when I got home.
    • His eyes caught sight of Henry standing behind the window, and he waved cheerfully at him as well.
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    • As he passed, merchants and shoppers smiled and waved their greetings.
    • There are ready smiles from residents who wave their greetings as we eventually head off the road and towards a small clutch of humble wooden dwellings.
    • I waved greetings in the general direction of the blokes, and smiled at the girls.
  • 2 (sway, flutter) [corn/trees] agitarse, mecerse* con el viento; [flag/pennants] ondear, flamear
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    • Jamie lifted his head and looked at the green tent as it flapped and waved in the wind and rain.
    • You could barely see the folk for the flags waving.
    • And there's American flags waving in the background, and plenty of 'em.

Phrasal verbs

wave aside

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[arguments/attempts] rechazar*, desechar he waved me aside me hizo señas para que me hiciera a un lado

wave away

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
she waved the flies away espantó las moscas con la mano she waved him away le hizo señas para or de que se fuera

wave down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
we were waved down by a policeman un policía nos hizo señas para que paráramos

wave off

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
we waved them off until the ship was out of sight les dijimos adiós con la mano hasta que el barco se perdió de vista

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Word of the day casquillo
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Cultural fact of the day

Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.