What is waving?

  • (adj): Streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air.
    Example: "Flags waving in the breeze"
    Synonyms: aflare, flaring, flying
    See also — Additional definitions below


In physics a wave is a disturbance or oscillation that travels through spacetime, accompanied by a transfer of energy. Wave motion transfers energy from one point to another, often with no permanent displacement of the particles of the medium—that is, with little or no associated mass transport. They consist, instead, of oscillations or vibrations around almost fixed locations. Waves are described by a wave equation which sets out how the disturbance proceeds over time. The mathematical form of this equation varies depending on the type of wave.

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Waving (dance)
... Waving is a dance style composed of a series of movements that give the appearance that a wave is traversing a dancer's body ... Waving is thought to have grown out of the popping and funk dance scene and is often seen combined with popping and its related styles ... Today, however, there are many practitioners who practice waving without involving popping, such as David Elsewhere ...
Not Waving But Drowning
... "Not Waving but Drowning" is a poem by the British poet Stevie Smith ... thrashing in the sea causes onlookers to believe that he is waving to them ...
Waving The Bloody Shirt
... In the history of the United States, "waving the bloody shirt" refers to the practice of politicians referencing the blood of martyrs or heroes to criticize opponents ... Butler did give a speech condemning the Klan, he never waved anyone's bloody shirt.) Waving the bloody shirt also has been used to define someone who brings up a past injustice or mistreatment in ...

More definitions of "waving":

  • (noun): The act of signaling by a movement of the hand.
    Synonyms: wave, wafture

Famous quotes containing the word waving:

    There can be no reconciliation where there is no open warfare. There must be a battle, a brave boisterous battle, with pennants waving and cannon roaring, before there can be peaceful treaties and enthusiastic shaking of hands.
    Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837–1915)

    Flushed with new life, the crowd flows back again:
    And all is tangled talk and mazy motion—
    Much like a waving field of golden grain,
    Or a tempestuous ocean.
    And thus they give the time, that Nature meant
    For peaceful sleep and meditative snores,
    To ceaseless din and mindless merriment
    And waste of shoes and floors.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    But he her fears to cease
    Sent down the meek-eyed Peace;
    She, crowned with olive green, came softly sliding
    Down through the turning sphere,
    His ready harbinger,
    With turtle wing the amorous clouds dividing,
    And waving wide her myrtle wand,
    She strikes a universal peace through sea and land.
    John Milton (1608–1674)