(noun, verb)


1. someone who communicates by waving

Definition categories: person, communicator

2. the act of pausing uncertainly

Similar word(s): falter, faltering, hesitation

Definition categories: act, pause

3. the act of moving back and forth

Similar word(s): flicker, flutter

Definition categories: act, motility, motion, move, movement

Sentences with waver as a noun:

- I felt encouraged by all the enthusiastic wavers in the crowd.

- The Fourth of July brings out all the flag wavers.

- Johnny is such a little waver; everyone who passes by receives his preferred greeting.


1. pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

Similar word(s): hesitate, waffle

Definition categories: stative

2. be unsure or weak

Similar word(s): falter

Definition categories: stative, hesitate, waffle, waver

3. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

Similar word(s): falter

Definition categories: motion, move

4. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

Similar word(s): fluctuate, vacillate

Definition categories: motion, swing

5. move back and forth very rapidly

Similar word(s): flicker, flitter, flutter, quiver

Definition categories: motion

6. sway from side to side

Similar word(s): weave

Definition categories: motion, sway, swing

7. give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

Similar word(s): quaver

Definition categories: communication, sound, vocalise, vocalize, voice

Sentences with waver as a verb:

- Flowers wavered in the breeze.

- His voice wavered when the reporter brought up the controversial topic.