Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Waving; vibrating; moving in waves.
- Having a form or outline resembling that of a series of waves; wavy. A stretch of country is said to be undulating when it presents a succession of elevations and depressions, resembling the waves of the sea.
- In zoology, undulate.
- adj. Moving up and down like waves; wavy
- adj. Forming a series of regular curves
- v. present participle of undulate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Rising and falling like waves; resembling wave form or motion; undulatory; rolling; wavy.
“Smoke seemed to be pouring off the hills, as the winds of mid-May carried the plumes of smoke downward in undulating sheets, in the general direction of the airport.”
“Two flags were stiffly undulating from the halyards like squares of flexible sheet-iron.”
“And with a significant hitch of his lean shoulders which set in undulating motion every fold of the old-fashioned cloak he wore, he started again for the door.”
“The Arabian desert has been closing up on the eastern bank for some time past, and now rolls on in undulating drifts to the water's edge.”
“It's been called the "undulating plateau" and works like this: As oil supplies get tight, prices rise, which in turn crimps economic growth.”
“The scene of the conflict is in the neighborhood of the village of Senones and the forest of Ormont, and the ground is described as undulating and cut by deep ravines.”
“Such bottom-land as borders the Pamunkey river, for example, might be called undulating, compared to the general greater flatness of the whole great region under consideration.”
“If the women labour to form the legs and thighs of their children so as to produce what painters call undulating outlines, they abstain (at least in the Llanos), from flattening the head by compressing it between cushions and planks from the most tender age.”
“Its light silvered a path on the sea to us -- a path that was bounded on one side by the bold, dark rocks of the southern shore of the cape, and whose limit to our right was as undefined as the undulating waters it was lost in.”
“The pitch is what can kindly be called "undulating" and has a significant slope from one goal to the other.”
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