American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Abounding or rising in waves: a wavy sea.
- adj. Marked by or moving in a wavelike form or motion; sinuous.
- adj. Having curls, curves, or undulations: wavy hair.
- adj. Characteristic or suggestive of waves.
- adj. Wavering; unstable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding in waves.
- Undulating in movement or shape; waving: as, wavy hair.
- In botany, undulating on the border or on the surface. See cut under repand.
- In heraldry, same as undé.
- In entomology, presenting a series of horizontal curves: noting marks or margins. It is distinct from waved; but the two epithets are somewhat loosely used, and are sometimes interchanged.
- In zoology, undulating; sinuous; waved; having waved markings.
- n. See wavey.
- adj. Rising or swelling in waves.
- adj. Full of waves.
- adj. Moving to and fro; undulating.
- adj. Having wave-like shapes on its border or surface; waved.
- adj. botany, of a margin Moving up and down relative to the surface; undulate.
- n. Alternative form of wavey (goose).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Rising or swelling in waves; full of waves.
- adj. Playing to and fro; undulating.
- adj. (Bot.) Undulating on the border or surface; waved.
- adj. (of hair) having waves
- adj. uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
- See wavey. (Wiktionary)
“But the stereotyped use of the _bordure wavy_ in England with a set meaning, gives to the wavy variety a lack of desirability.”
“Thin wavy noodles were involved, and a Thai-like sauce.”
“Sir Edgar was a fine, handsome man, of about thirty-five years of age, standing some five feet nine or ten inches in his stockings, well made, with dark brown hair that covered his head in short wavy curls.”
“I have been saying that oil is in a long term wavy down trend that will take some time to complete.”
“You then have to judge when your risotto is perfectly cooked, thick and creamy - the Italians actually describe the texture as 'wavy' - with a little bite in the centre of the grain.”
“The chimney-piece was very high, and there was a bad glass — what I may call a wavy glass — above it, which, when I stood up, just showed me my anterior phrenological developments, — and these never look well, in any subject, cut short off at the eyebrow.”
“In Java and the Moluccas, giant burrs on the stem give rise to finely figured gnarl wood (also called wavy or curly wood).”
“The main thing is evenness of rubbing all along the circular edge, as if one part gets more than its share the edge becomes wavy, which is a thing to be avoided as much as possible.”
“The chimney-piece was very high, and there was a bad glass -- what I may call a wavy glass -- above it, which, when I stood up, just showed me my anterior phrenological developments, -- and these never look well, in any subject, cut short off at the eyebrow.”
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