wavy

wavy

1 [wey-vee]
adjective, wavier, waviest.
1.
curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating: a wavy course; wavy hair.
2.
abounding in or characterized by waves: the wavy sea.
3.
resembling or suggesting waves: a cotton material with a wavy pattern.
4.
vibrating or tremulous; unsteady; wavering.

Origin:
1555–65; wave + -y1

wavily, adverb
waviness, noun
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wavy

2 [wey-vee]
noun, plural wavies.
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wavy (ˈweɪvɪ)
 
adj , wavier, waviest
1.  abounding in or full of waves
2.  moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
3.  (of hair) set in or having waves and curls
4.  unstable or wavering
 
'wavily
 
adv
 
'waviness
 
n

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wavy

any of several species of pure-white geese with black wingtips, pink legs, and pink bill with black gape ("grin"), belonging to the family Anatidae (order Anseriformes). Hunters call it "wavey," or "wavy"-from an Indian name. Two main forms are recognized. The lesser snow goose (long called Chen hyperborea hyperborea) breeds in the Arctic and migrates chiefly to California and Japan. The greater snow goose (long called C.h. atlantica) breeds in northwestern Greenland and nearby islands and winters on the east coast of the United States from Chesapeake Bay to North Carolina, especially at Pea Island.

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