What does Waiting mean?

Definitions for Waiting
ˈweɪ tɪŋWait·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wait, waitingadjective

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

    "the wait was an ordeal for him"

  2. waiting, ready and waiting(p)adjective

    being and remaining ready and available for use

    "waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; "found her mother waiting for them"; "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; "military forces ready and waiting"


  1. waitingnoun


  2. waitingnoun

    The act of staying or remaining in expectation.

  3. waitingnoun

    Attendance, service.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waiting

    of Wait

  2. Waiting

    a. & n. from Wait, v

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Waiting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1237

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Waiting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1004

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Waiting' in Nouns Frequency: #2979

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Waiting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Waiting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Waiting in a Sentence

  1. Peter Jasonides:

    Don't just come blindly, and don't expect people to be waiting for you at the airport with signs saying there's a job for you.

  2. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    For months they told us we had no chance. … They told me I needed to wait my turn, but tonight … here in Iowa, the people in this great state sent a very clear message. After seven years of Barack Obama, we are not waiting any longer to take our country back.

  3. Purvi Raniga:

    There are so many layers of our own personality which are waiting to get unlocked. Sitting quietly in meditation practice everyday helps us to unlock these layers.

  4. Pope Francis:

    How many children in the world are waiting for someone to take care of them!

  5. Jimmie Johnson:

    I want to go to Le Mans. But I think so much hinges on the schedule being released to understand if I can, i know that there’s interest. I certainly have a ton of interest to do it. We’re just waiting for that first domino to fall.

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