undulate

  • 1 Undulate — Un du*late, a. [L. undulatus undulated, wavy, a dim. from unda a wave; cf. AS. ??, Icel. unnr; perhaps akin to E. water. Cf. {Abound}, {Inundate}, {Redound}, {Surround}.] Same as {Undulated}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Undulate — Un du*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Undulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Undulating}.] To cause to move backward and forward, or up and down, in undulations or waves; to cause to vibrate. [1913 Webster] Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated and undulated.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Undulate — Un du*late, v. i. To move in, or have, undulations or waves; to vibrate; to wave; as, undulating air. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 undulate — index beat (pulsate), circuitous, oscillate, vacillate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 undulate — (v.) 1660s, from UNDULATION (Cf. undulation). Related: undulated, undulating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 undulate — waver, *swing, sway, oscillate, vibrate, fluctuate, pendulate Analogous words: *pulsate, pulse, beat, throb, palpitate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 undulate — [v] rise and fall billow, flow, heave, oscillate, ripple, roll, surge, swell, swing, wave, wobble; concept 146 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 undulate — ► VERB 1) move with a smooth wave like motion. 2) have a wavy form or outline. DERIVATIVES undulation noun undulatory adjective. ORIGIN from Latin undulatus, from unda a wave …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 undulate — [un′jə lāt΄, un′dyəlāt΄; ] for adj. [, un′dyəlit, un′jəlāt΄, un′dyəlāt΄] vt. undulated, undulating [< L undulatus, undulated < * undula, dim. of unda, a wave: see WATER] 1. to cause to move in waves 2. to give a wavy form, margin, or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Undulate — To have a wavy border or form. Also, to rise and fall like a wave. For example, the border of a wound may undulate, as may the edge of a rash. And sound waves may undulate. The word undulate comes from the Latin undula which is the diminutive of… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 undulate — UK [ˈʌndjʊleɪt] / US [ˈʌndʒəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms undulate : present tense I/you/we/they undulate he/she/it undulates present participle undulating past tense undulated past participle undulated mainly literary to move gently up… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 undulate — I. adjective or undulated Etymology: Latin undulatus, from *undula, diminutive of unda wave more at water Date: 1658 having a wavy surface, edge, or markings < the undulate margin of a leaf > II. verb ( lated; lating) …

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  • 13 undulate — [17] Undulate goes back ultimately to Latin unda ‘wave’, source also of English inundate [17], redundant, and surround. This in turn was descended from the Indo European base *ud , which also produced Greek húdōr ‘water’ (source of the English… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 14 undulate — [[t]ʌ̱nʤʊleɪt[/t]] undulates, undulating, undulated VERB Something that undulates has gentle curves or slopes, or moves gently and slowly up and down or from side to side in an attractive manner. [LITERARY] As we travel south, the countryside… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 undulate — [17] Undulate goes back ultimately to Latin unda ‘wave’, source also of English inundate [17], redundant, and surround. This in turn was descended from the Indo European base *ud , which also produced Greek húdōr ‘water’ (source of the English… …

    Word origins

  • 16 undulate — v. & adj. v. intr. & tr. have or cause to have a wavy motion or look. adj. wavy, going alternately up and down or in and out (leaves with undulate margins). Derivatives: undulately adv. Etymology: LL undulatus f. L unda wave …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 undulate — adj. [L. unda, wave] Having a wavy surface or margin …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 18 undulate — undulator, n. v. /un jeuh layt , un dyeuh , deuh /; adj. /un jeuh lit, layt , un dyeuh , deuh /, v., undulated, undulating, adj. v.i. 1. to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising and falling or side to side alternation of …

    Universalium

  • 19 undulate — 1. verb a) To cause to move in a wavelike motion. b) To cause to resemble a wave 2. adjective a) Wavy in appearance or form …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 undulate — Synonyms and related words: alternate, bank, be here again, be poised, billow, brandish, break, circle, comb, come again, come and go, come around, come round, come round again, come up again, crab, crash, cycle, dash, dip, ebb and flow, feather …

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