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Wait meaning

wait - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. serve as a waiter in a restaurant; " I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
  2. 2. To watch; to observe; to take notice.
  3. 3. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
  4. 4. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
  5. 5. To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.
  6. 6. To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
  7. 7. The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
  8. 8. Ambush.
  9. 9. One who watches; a watchman.
  10. 10. Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.
  11. 11. Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.
  12. 12. To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; - said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.
  13. 13. To stay for; await.
  14. 14. To stay in expectation; remain.

wait - examples of usage

  1. " You can't wait," he replied. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " You can't let him wait out there. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. But if you can wait, I expect him soon. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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