ETYM Cf. Icel. bylgja billow, Dan. bölge, Swed. bölja; akin to Mid. High Germ. bulge billow, bag, and to Eng. bulge. Related to Bulge.
A large sea wave; SYN. surge.
1. One that breaks; a machine or plant for breaking rocks or coal
2. A wave breaking into foam (as against the shore)
3. A small water cask
4. A quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone; SYN. ledgeman.
1. A cylinder that revolves; SYN. roll.
2. A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore; SYN. roll, rolling wave.
ETYM From Wave; not the same word as Old Eng. wawe, waghe, a wave, which is akin to Eng. wag to move.
1. (Physics) A progressive, undulating disturbance created without displacement of the medium itself; SYN. undulation.
2. One of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water); SYN. moving ridge.
3. A movement like that of an ocean wave.
4. An undulating curve.
5. Something that rises rapidly and dies away.
6. The act of signaling by a movement of the hand; SYN. waving, wafture.
7. A hairdo that creates undulations in the hair.