from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The regularly occurring elevation of the ocean's surface water at high tide.
- noun An unusual, often destructive rise of water along the seashore, as from onshore storm winds or a combination of wind and high tide.
- noun A tsunami. Not in scientific use.
- noun An overwhelming manifestation; a flood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun an unusually high wave from the sea, sometimes reaching far inland and causing great destruction, and usually caused by some event, such as an earthquake, far from the shore. In Japan, such a wave is called a
- noun an unusually large quantity of items or events requiring attention and causing strain on the capacity to handle them.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A large and
suddenrise and fall in the tide.
- noun proscribed A large, sudden, and disastrous wave of water caused by a
tremendous disturbancein the ocean; a tsunami. (See Usage notes below.)
- noun figuratively A sudden and powerful
- noun archaic A
crestof ocean water; a wave.
- noun oceanography A crest of ocean water resulting from
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
- noun an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
- noun an overwhelming manifestation of some emotion or phenomenon
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