Definitions for waiterˈweɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wait•er*ˈweɪ tər(n.)

  1. a person, esp. a man, who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.

  2. a tray for carrying dishes or a tea service; salver.

  3. a person who waits or awaits.

  4. (v.i.)to work or serve as a waiter.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Usage: See -person.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waiter, server(noun)

    a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

  2. waiter(noun)

    a person who waits or awaits

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. waiter(noun)ˈweɪ tər

    sb who serves food in a restaurant

    The waiter brought us our drinks.


  1. waiter(Noun)

    A male attendant who serves customers in a restaurant, cafe or similar.

    Waiter! There's a fly in my soup.

  2. waiter(Noun)

    Someone who waits, such as at a table.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waiter(noun)

    one who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance, esp. at table

  2. Waiter(noun)

    a vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes, etc.; a salver

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'waiter' in Nouns Frequency: #3016

Translations for waiter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who serves people with food etc at table

She is a waitress in a caf; é; Which waiter served you in the restaurant?

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