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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait(noun)

    time during which some action is awaited

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

  2. wait, waiting(verb)

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

    "the wait was an ordeal for him"

  3. wait(verb)

    stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

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

  4. wait, hold off, hold back(verb)

    wait before acting

    "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

  5. expect, look, await, wait(verb)

    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"

  6. wait, waitress(verb)

    serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

    "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. wait(Noun)

    A delay.

    I had a very long wait at the airport security check.

  2. wait(Noun)

    An ambush.

    They laid in wait for the patrol.

  3. wait(Noun)

    One who watches; a watchman.

  4. wait(Noun)

    Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.

  5. wait(Noun)

    Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen. [formerly waites, wayghtes.]

  6. wait(Verb)

    To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await. (Now generally superseded by "wait for".)

  7. wait(Verb)

    To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness.

    Wait here until your car arrives.

  8. wait(Verb)

    To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.

    She used to wait down at the Dew Drop Inn.

  9. Origin: From waiten, wayten, from waiter, waitier, from Old Low *, derivative of *, from wahtwō, from weǵ-. Cognate with wahten, wachten, guetter, wachtjen. More at watch.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Wait(verb)

    to watch; to observe; to take notice

  2. Wait(verb)

    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

  3. Wait(verb)

    to stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders

  4. Wait(verb)

    to attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await

  5. Wait(verb)

    to attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect

  6. Wait(verb)

    to cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner

  7. Wait(verb)

    the act of waiting; a delay; a halt

  8. Wait(verb)


  9. Wait(verb)

    one who watches; a watchman

  10. Wait(verb)

    hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular

  11. Wait(verb)

    musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen

  12. Origin: [OF. waite, guaite, gaite, F. guet watch, watching, guard, from OHG. wahta. See Wait, v. i.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. wait

    In computing, wait is a command which pauses until execution of a background process has ended.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WAIT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1497

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WAIT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #524

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WAIT' in Verbs Frequency: #107

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