from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service


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  • Admitting Negroes to the WAVES was another matter considered by the new secretary in his first days in office.

    Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965

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  • The only "WAVES" being sent thru this city are SHOCK WAVES!

    Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday

  • While the others in the delegation were on the White House "WAVES" system -- meaning their names were cleared and they were on a computer database -- Allen was not.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • During World War II, Dorothy served her country in the Navy as a nurse as part of the "WAVES" program (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).


  • Marshall-Stacks said ... oh dear - please feel the WAVES of empathy coming toward you from me.

    giving it away for free

  • Once it was washed, the blue uniform had faded even more, but I thought it was the most beautiful doll in the world, and when I understood more about the WAVES, I began to fantasize about myself on boats and ships.

    Family Storms

  • AZURE BLUE WAVES broke on the white beach where Lisa lay on her back with her eyes closed.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Akhtar Soomro/Reuters MAKING WAVES: A boy paddled in a makeshift raft as he crossed China Creek in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday.

    Photos of the Day: Jan. 11

  • The WAVES were created to initiate a rapid buildup of Navy personnel at the outset of WWII to address an acute shortage of manpower.

    Jewish Women in the Military - Jewish Women in the Military - Navy


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