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wait meaning and definition

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WAIT noun

Definition of wait (noun)

  1. time during which some action is awaited
  2. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    • "the wait was an ordeal for him"
    • synonyms: waiting

WAIT verb

Definition of wait (verb)

  1. stay in one place and anticipate or expect something
    • "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
  2. wait before acting
    • "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"
    • synonyms: hold back, hold off
  3. look forward to the probable occurrence of
    • "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
    • synonyms: await, expect, look
  4. serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
    • "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
    • synonyms: waitress
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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