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"