Definition of WAVES in English:


Pronunciation /wāvz/ /weɪvz/

plural noun

  • The women's section of the US Naval Reserve, established in 1942, or, since 1948, of the US Navy.

    ‘An important distinction between the WAAC and the WAVES was the fact that the WAAC was an "auxiliary" organization, serving with the Army, not in it.’
    • ‘Establishing the WAVES was a lengthy effort.’


Acronym from Women Appointed (later Accepted) for Volunteer Emergency Service.