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"

Wiktionary

  1. waitingnoun

    Watching.

  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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Numerology

  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. President Trump:

    It does n’t mean I will, it’s probably appropriate, but a lot of people are waiting for that decision to be made.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    It won't surprise you to know that I'm not going to sit here and try to negotiate the deal with all of you guys, we're waiting to see if we can get an outcome that directly relates to the problem that brought this issue to the fore, one more time.

  3. Foad Fanaei:

    I have friends in Iran who have been waiting for the sanctions to end so they can come and invest here.

  4. Donald Selkin:

    Everyone is waiting around for he next major event.

  5. Aramis Ayala:

    Some victims will support and some will surely oppose my decision, but I have learned that the death penalty traps many victims, families in a decades-long cycle of uncertainty, court hearings, appeals and waiting.

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