Definitions for waiterˈweɪ tər

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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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  1. Waiting staff

    Waiting staff, wait staff, waitstaff or serving staff are those who work at a restaurant or a bar, and sometimes in private homes, attending customers—supplying them with food and drink as requested. An individual waiting tables is commonly called a server, waitperson, waitress, waiter, or less commonly the 1980s American neologism waitron. Archaic terms such as serving girl, serving wench, or serving lad are generally used only within their historical context. A server or waiting staff takes on a very important role in a restaurant which is to always be attentive and accommodating to the guests. Each waiter follows rules and guidelines that are developed by the manager. The main rule is to always stay busy. Wait staff can abide by this rule by completing many different tasks throughout his or her shift. Such as food-running, polishing dishes and silverware, helping bus tables, and restock working stations with needed supplies. Waiting on tables is part of the service sector, and among the most common occupations in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, as of May 2008, there were over 2.2 million persons employed as servers in the U.S.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


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