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wait

noun (n)

  • time during which some action is awaited (noun.time)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something) (noun.act)
    Synonym: waiting
    Example:
    The wait was an ordeal for him.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of waiting; a delay; a halt. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • stay in one place and anticipate or expect something (verb.stative)
    Example:
    I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets.
    source: wordnet30
  • wait before acting (verb.stative)
    Synonym: hold back, hold off
    source: wordnet30
  • look forward to the probable occurrence of (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: await, expect, look
    Example:
    He is waiting to be drafted.
    source: wordnet30
  • serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant (verb.social)
    Synonym: waitress
    Example:
    I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's.
    source: wordnet30
  • To watch; to observe; to take notice. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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