follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

waive

[weyv] /weɪv/
verb (used with object), waived, waiving.
1.
to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo:
to waive one's right; to waive one's rank; to waive honors.
2.
Law. to relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally.
3.
to put aside for the time; defer; postpone; dispense with:
to waive formalities.
4.
to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion:
waiving my attempts to explain.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English weyven < Anglo-French weyver to make a waif (of someone) by forsaking or outlawing (him or her)
Related forms
unwaived, adjective
Can be confused
waive, wave (see synonym study at wave)
wave, waive.
Synonyms
1. resign, renounce, surrender, remit.
Antonyms
1. demand.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for unwaived

waive

/weɪv/
verb (transitive)
1.
to set aside or relinquish: to waive one's right to something
2.
to refrain from enforcing (a claim) or applying (a law, penalty, etc)
3.
to defer
Word Origin
C13: from Old Northern French weyver, from waif abandoned; see waif
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for unwaived

waive

v.

c.1300, from Anglo-French weyver "to abandon, waive," Old French weyver, guever "to abandon, give back," probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse veifa "to swing about," from Proto-Germanic *waibijanan (see waif). In Middle English legal language, used of rights, goods, or women. Related: Waived; waiving.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for waive

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unwaived

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for unwaived