Microwave etymology


English word microwave comes from English wave, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Etymology of microwave

Detailed word origin of microwave

Dictionary entry Language Definition
wave English (en) (intransitive) To have an undulating or wavy form.. (intransitive) To move back and forth repeatedly.. (intransitive) To move one’s hand back and forth (generally above the head) in greeting or departure.. (intransitive, baseball) To swing and miss at a pitch.. (intransitive, ergative) To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.. (intransitive, obsolete) To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an [...]
micro- English (en) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microwave English (en) A microwave oven.. An electromagnetic wave with wavelength between that of infrared light and radio waves. (transitive) To cook (something) in a microwave oven.

Words with the same origin as microwave

Descendants of wave


Descendants of micro-