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Wave vs. Quiver — What's the Difference?

Wave vs. Quiver — What's the Difference?

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Wave

In physics, mathematics, and related fields, a wave is a propagating dynamic disturbance (change from equilibrium) of one or more quantities, sometimes as described by a wave equation. In physical waves, at least two field quantities in the wave medium are involved.
Dec 03, 2022

Quiver

A quiver is a container for holding arrows, bolts, darts, or javelins. It can be carried on an archer's body, the bow, or the ground, depending on the type of shooting and the archer's personal preference.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

Move one's hand to and fro in greeting or as a signal
He waved to me from the train
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Quiver

To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
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Wave

Move to and fro with a swaying motion while remaining fixed to one point
The flag waved in the wind
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Quiver

To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
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Wave

Style (hair) so that it curls slightly
Her hair had been carefully waved for the evening
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Quiver

The act or motion of quivering.
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Wave

A long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore
He was swept out to sea by a freak wave
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Quiver

A portable case for holding arrows.
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Wave

A sudden occurrence of or increase in a phenomenon, feeling, or emotion
Fear came over me in waves
A wave of strikes had paralysed the government
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Quiver

A case full of arrows.
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Wave

A gesture or signal made by moving one's hand to and fro
He gave a little wave and walked off
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Quiver

A collection or store; arsenal
A quiver of ready responses.
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Wave

A slightly curling lock of hair
His hair was drying in unruly waves
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Quiver

(weaponry) A container for arrows, crossbow bolts or darts, such as those fired from a bow, crossbow or blowgun.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

A periodic disturbance of the particles of a substance which may be propagated without net movement of the particles, such as in the passage of undulating motion, heat, or sound.
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Quiver

(figuratively) A ready storage location for figurative tools or weapons.
He's got lots of sales pitches in his quiver.
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Wave

A member of the women's reserve of the US Navy, organized during World War II, but now no longer a separate branch.
Dec 03, 2022

Quiver

(obsolete) A vulva.
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Wave

A ridge or swell moving through or along the surface of a large body of water.
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Quiver

(obsolete) The collective noun for cobras.
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Wave

A small ridge or swell moving across the interface of two fluids and dependent on surface tension.
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Quiver

(mathematics) A multidigraph.
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Wave

Often waves The sea
Vanished beneath the waves.
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Quiver

(archaic) Nimble, active.
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Wave

A moving curve or succession of curves in or on a surface; an undulation
Waves of wheat in the wind.
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Quiver

(intransitive) To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion.
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Wave

A curve or succession of curves, as in the hair.
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Quiver

Nimble; active.
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Wave

A curved shape, outline, or pattern.
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Quiver

To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind.
And left the limbs still quivering on the ground.
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Wave

A movement up and down or back and forth
A wave of the hand.
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Quiver

The act or state of quivering; a tremor.
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Wave

A surge or rush, as of sensation
A wave of nausea.
A wave of indignation.
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Quiver

A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.
Beside him hung his bowAnd quiver, with three-bolted thunder stored.
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Wave

A sudden great rise, as in activity or intensity
A wave of panic selling on the stock market.
Dec 03, 2022

Quiver

An almost pleasurable sensation of fright;
A frisson of surprise shot through him
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Wave

A rising trend that involves large numbers of individuals
A wave of conservatism.
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Quiver

A shaky motion;
The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
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Wave

One of a succession of mass movements
The first wave of settlers.
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Quiver

Case for holding arrows
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Wave

A maneuver in which fans at a sports event simulate an ocean wave by rising quickly in sequence with arms upraised and then quickly sitting down again in a continuous rolling motion.
Dec 03, 2022

Quiver

The act of vibrating
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Wave

A widespread, persistent meteorological condition, especially of temperature
A heat wave.
Dec 03, 2022

Quiver

Shake with fast, tremulous movements;
His nostrils palpitated
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Wave

A disturbance that travels through a medium. Energy is transferred by a wave from one region of the medium to another without causing any permanent displacement of the medium.
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Quiver

Move back and forth very rapidly;
The candle flickered
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Wave

A graphic representation of the variation of such a disturbance with time.
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Quiver

Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion;
The city pulsated with music and excitement
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Wave

A single cycle of a periodic wave.
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Wave

To move freely back and forth or up and down in the air, as branches in the wind.
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Wave

To make a signal with an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement of the hand or an object held in the hand
Waved as she drove by.
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Wave

To have an undulating or wavy form; curve or curl
Her hair waves naturally.
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Wave

To cause to move back and forth or up and down, either once or repeatedly
She waved a fan before her face.
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Wave

To move or swing as in giving a signal
He waved his hand.
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Wave

To signal or express by waving the hand or an object held in the hand
We waved goodbye.
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Wave

To signal (a person) by using the hand to move in a specified direction
The police officer waved the motorist into the right lane.
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Wave

To arrange into curves, curls, or undulations
Wave one's hair.
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Wave

(intransitive) To move back and forth repeatedly and somewhat loosely.
The flag waved in the gentle breeze.
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Wave

(intransitive) To move one’s hand back and forth (generally above the shoulders) in greeting or departure.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

To call attention to, or give a direction or command to, by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to signal; to indicate.
I waved goodbye from across the room.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

(intransitive) To have an undulating or wavy form.
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Wave

(transitive) To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form or surface to.
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Wave

(transitive) To produce waves to the hair.
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Wave

To swing and miss at a pitch.
Jones waves at strike one.
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Wave

(transitive) To cause to move back and forth repeatedly.
The starter waved the flag to begin the race.
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Wave

To signal (someone or something) with a waving movement.
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Wave

To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state.
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Wave

To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
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Wave

To generate a wave.
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Wave

Obsolete spelling of waive
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Wave

A moving disturbance in the level of a body of liquid; an undulation.
The wave traveled from the center of the lake before breaking on the shore.
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Wave

(poetic) The ocean.
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Wave

(physics) A moving disturbance in the energy level of a field.
Gravity waves, while predicted by theory for decades, have been notoriously difficult to detect.
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Wave

A shape that alternatingly curves in opposite directions.
Her hair had a nice wave to it.
Sine wave
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Wave

Any of a number of species of moths in the geometrid subfamily Sterrhinae, which have wavy markings on the wings.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

A loose back-and-forth movement, as of the hands.
He dismissed her with a wave of the hand.
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Wave

(figuratively) A sudden, but temporary, uptick in something.
A wave of shoppers stampeded through the door when the store opened for its Christmas discount special.
A wave of retirees began moving to the coastal area.
A wave of emotion overcame her when she thought about her son who was killed in battle.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

One of the successive swarms of enemies sent to attack the player in certain games.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

(usually "the wave") A group activity in a crowd imitating a wave going through water, where people in successive parts of the crowd stand and stretch upward, then sit.
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Wave

See Waive.
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Wave

To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
His purple robes waved careless to the winds.
Where the flags of three nations has successively waved.
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Wave

To be moved to and fro as a signal.
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Wave

To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.
He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither good nor harm.
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Wave

To move one way and the other; to brandish.
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Wave

To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
Horns whelked and waved like the enridged sea.
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Wave

To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

To call attention to, or give a direction or command to, by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to signal; to indicate.
Look, with what courteous actionIt waves you to a more removed ground.
She spoke, and bowing wavedDismissal.
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Wave

An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation.
The wave behind impels the wave before.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See Undulation.
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

Water; a body of water.
Build a ship to save thee from the flood,I 'll furnish thee with fresh wave, bread, and wine.
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Wave

Unevenness; inequality of surface.
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Wave

A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.
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Wave

The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.
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Wave

Something resembling or likened to a water wave, as in rising unusually high, in being of unusual extent, or in progressive motion; a swelling or excitement, as of feeling or energy; a tide; flood; period of intensity, usual activity, or the like; as, a wave of enthusiasm; waves of applause.
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Wave

One of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
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Wave

A movement like that of an ocean wave;
A wave of settlers
Troops advancing in waves
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Wave

(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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Wave

Something that rises rapidly;
A wave of emotion swept over him
There was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed
A wave of conservatism in the country led by the hard right
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Wave

The act of signaling by a movement of the hand
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Wave

A hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
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Wave

An undulating curve
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Wave

A persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

A member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

Signal with the hands or nod;
She waved to her friends
He waved his hand hospitably
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

Move or swing back and forth;
She waved her gun
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Wave

Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion;
The curtains undulated
The waves rolled towards the beach
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Wave

Twist or roll into coils or ringlets;
Curl my hair, please
Dec 03, 2022

Wave

Set waves in;
She asked the hairdresser to wave her hair
Dec 03, 2022

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