- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
WAVE, noun [G.]
1. A moving swell or volume of water; usually, a swell raised and driven by wind. A pebble thrown into still water produces waves, which form concentric circles, receding from the point where the pebble fell. But waves are generally raised and driven by wind, and the word comprehends any moving swell on the surface of water, from the smallest ripple to the billows of a tempest.
The wave behind impels the wave before.
2. Unevenness; inequality of surface.
3. The line or streak of luster on cloth watered and calendered.
WAVE, verb intransitive
1. To play loosely; to move like a wave one way and the other; to float; to undulate.
His purple robes wavd careless to the wind.
2. To be moved, as a signal.
3. To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state.
WAVE, verb transitive [See Waver.]
1. To raise into inequalities of surface.
2. To move one way and the other; to brandish; as, to wave the hand; to wave a sword.
3. To waft; to remove any thing floating.
4. To beckon; to direct by a waft or waving motion.
WAVE, verb transitive
1. To put off; to cast off; to cast away; to reject; as, to wave good stolen; usually written waive.
2. To quit; to depart from.
He resolved not to wave his way.
3. To put off; to put aside for the present, or to omit to pursue; as, to wave a motion. He offered to wave the subject. [This is the usual sense.]
This rite, together with that of "heaving" or "raising" the offering was an inseparable accompaniment of peace offerings. In such the right shoulder, considered the choicest part of the victim, was to be ("heaved," and viewed as holy to the Lord, only eaten therefore by the priest: the breast was to be "waved," and eaten by the worshipper. The scriptural notices of these rites are to be found in (Exodus 29:24,28; Leviticus 7:30,34; 8:27; 9:21; 10:14,15; 23:10,15,20; Numbers 6:20; 18:11,18,26-29) etc. In conjecturing the meaning of this rite, regard must be had that it was the accompaniment of peace offerings, which were witnesses to a ratified covenant
an established communion between God and man.
Parts of peace-offerings were so called, because they were waved by the priests (Exodus 29:24, 26, 27; Leviticus 7:20-34; 8:27; 9:21; 10:14, 15, etc.), in token of a solemn special presentation to God. They then became the property of the priests. The first-fruits, a sheaf of barley, offered at the feast of Pentecost (Leviticus 23:17-20), and wheat-bread, the first-fruits of the second harvest, offered at the Passover (10-14), were wave-offerings.
WAVED, participle passive
1. Moved one way and the other; brandished.
2. Put off; omitted.
3. adjective In heraldry, indented.
4. Variegated in luster; as waved silk.
5. In botany, undate; rising and falling in waves on the margin, as a leaf.
WAVELESS, adjective Free from waves; undisturbed; unagitated; as the waveless sea.
WAVELLITE, noun A mineral, a phosphate or sub-phosphate of alumin; commonly found in crystals, which usually adhere and radiate, forming hemispherical or globular concretions, from a very small size to an inch in diameter. The form of the crystal is usually that of a rhombic prism with dihedral terminations.
WAVE-LOAF, noun [wave and loaf.] A loaf for a wave-offering.
WAVE-OFFERING, noun An offering made with waving towards the four cardinal points. Numbers 18:1.
WAVER, verb intransitive
1. To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other.
2. To fluctuate; to be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be undetermined; as, to waver in opinion; to waver in faith.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering. Hebrews 10:23.
3. To totter; to reel; to be in danger of falling.
WAVER, noun A name given to a sapling or young timber tree in England.
WAVERER, noun One who wavers; one who is unsettled in doctrine, faith or opinion.
WAVERING, participle present tense or adjective Fluctuating; being in doubt; undetermined.
WAVERINGNESS, noun State or quality of being wavering.
WAVE-SUBJECTED, adjective Subject to be overflowed.
WAVE-WORN, adjective [wave and worn.] Worn by the waves.
The shore that oer his wave-worn basis bowd.