Bow Wave

Technology / Motorcycle / Bow Wave: A wave of water pushed ahead of a tire, similar to the wave pushed ahead of a boat moving through water.

Other Words for Bow

Bow Verb Synonyms: defer, yield, submit, give in, bend, bow down, capitulate
Bow Noun Synonyms: nod, curtsy or curtsey, salaam, genuflection, prostration, obeisance

Other Words for Wave

Wave Adjective Synonyms: swell, undulation, billow, sea, heave, roller, whitecap, white horse, ripple, wavelet, breaker, comber

Seismic Surface Wave

Science / Geology / Seismic Surface Wave: A seismic wave that follows the earth's surface only, with a speed less than that of S-waves. There are Raleigh waves (forward and vertical vibrations) and Love waves (transverse vibrations). MORE

Shallow Water Wave

Science / Tides and Currents / Shallow Water Wave: A wave is classified as a shallow water wave whenever the ratio of the depth (the vertical distance of the still water level from the bottom) to the wave length (the horizontal distance between crests MORE


Science / Geology / S-Wave: Secondary seismic waves. A seismic wave with a direction of vibration that is perpendicular to the direction of travel. S-waves are slower than P-waves and travel only through solids. MORE

Rossby Waves

Science / Weather / Rossby Waves: The movement of ridges and troughs in the upper wind patterns, primarily the jet stream, circling the earth. Named for Carl-Gustaf Rossby, a U.S. Weather Bureau (NWS) employee, who first theorized abo MORE

Refraction (Wave)

Science / Geology / Refraction (Wave): The departure of a wave from its original direction of travel at the interface with a material of different index of refraction (light) or seismic wave velocity (see also Seismic refraction). MORE


Business / Internet Marketing / Shockwave: A plug-in that allows for multimedia movies to play through a browser. MORE