from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give up (a claim or right) voluntarily; relinquish. See Synonyms at relinquish.
- transitive v. To refrain from insisting on or enforcing (a rule or penalty, for example); dispense with: "The original ban on private trading had long since been waived” ( William L. Schurz).
- transitive v. To put aside or off temporarily; defer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman put out of the protection of the law; an outlawed woman.
- n. Obsolete form of waif.
- v. To outlaw (someone).
- v. To abandon, give up (someone or something).
- v. To relinquish (a right etc.); to give up claim to; to forego.
- v. To put aside, avoid.
- v. To move from side to side; to sway.
- v. To stray, wander.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A waif; a castaway.
- n. A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note.
- intransitive v. To turn aside; to recede.
- transitive v. To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.
- transitive v. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
- transitive v.
- transitive v. To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses.
- transitive v. To desert; to abandon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To refuse; forsake; decline; shun.
- To move; remove; push aside.
- To relinquish; forsake; forbear to insist on or claim; defer for the present; forgo: as, to waive a subject; to waive a claim or privilege.
- In law:
- To relinquish intentionally (a known right), or intentionally to do an act inconsistent with claiming (it). See waiver.
- To throw away, as a thief stolen goods in his flight.
- In old English law, to put out of the protection of the law, as a woman.
- To depart; deviate.
- n. A waif; a poor homeless wretch; a castaway.
- n. In law, a woman put out of the protection of the law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
- v. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
If Ray Whitney and Niclas Wallin waive their no-trade clauses, the Hurricanes will be able to pick up prospects and/or draft picks.
Here’s the next one: From July 7 to 31, listings for goods starting under 99 cents again waive the insertion fee.
Because there are several layers of appeal he can go through if he does not waive, that is our understanding also.
Never mind that I am not trying to "waive" anything, I am simply trying to get Direct TV to comply with what they had already stated.
This flew in the face of the simple fact that no bill at all would have been better than this one, not to mention that the bill promoted the theft of Iraq's oil, failed to use the power of the purse to end the war, and allowed Bush to "waive" other measures he might not like.
The House legislation and the upcoming Senate bill contain points of accountability which are in the form of reporting requirements for Bush and the prospect that he could 'waive' the withdrawal provisions for a limited time and mission in the name of national security or a threat from al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Just extend your middle finger and 'waive' them away!
Just extend your middle finger and "waive" them away! '
Does it give Bush the power to "waive" the benchmarks if he determines that a "crisis" exists?
They (Retention Department), it turns out, were not willing to do anything for me short canceling my service (all the while telling me how they were willing to "waive" any penalty for cancellation).
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