Definitions for wait

Definitions for (noun) wait

Main entry: wait, waiting

Definition: the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

Usage: the wait was an ordeal for him

Main entry: delay, postponement, time lag, hold, wait

Definition: time during which some action is awaited

Usage: instant replay caused too long a delay; he ordered a hold in the action

Definitions for (verb) wait

Main entry: expect, wait, look, await

Definition: look forward to the probable occurrence of

Usage: We were expecting a visit from our relatives; She is looking to a promotion; he is waiting to be drafted

Main entry: wait, waitress

Definition: serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

Usage: I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's

Main entry: wait

Definition: stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

Usage: I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets

Main entry: hold back, hold off, wait

Definition: wait before acting

Usage: the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment

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