Definition of Wait


  • the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    "the wait was an ordeal for him"
  • time during which some action is awaited
    "instant replay caused too long a delay"
    "he ordered a hold in the action"
    - time lag


  • serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
    "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
  • 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"
  • wait before acting
    "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"
    - hold off - hold back
  • stay in one place and anticipate or expect something
    "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble wait

15 unscramble word found using the letters wait.

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