To Wave. v.n. [from the noun.]
- To play loosely; to float.
I may find
Your warlike ensigns waving in the wind. Dryden.
He laces on, and wears the waving crest. Dryden.
- To be moved as a signal.
A bloody arm it is, that holds a pine
Lighted, above the capitol, and now
It waves unto us. B. Johnson's Catiline.
- To be in an unsettled state; to fluctuate.
They wave in and out, no way sufficiently grounded, no way resolved, what to think, speak, or write, more than only that because they have taken it upon them, they must be opposite. Hooker, b. v.
If he did not care whether he had their love or no, he wav'd indifferently 'twixt doing them neither good nor harm. Shakesp. Coriolanus.