|1.||[ verb ] stay in one place and anticipate or expect something|
"I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
|Related terms:||ambush stand_by kick_one's_heels waiter|
|2.||[ verb ] wait before acting|
|Related terms:||act delay hold_out delay|
|3.||[ verb ] look forward to the probably occurrence of|
|Synonyms:||expect await look|
: "We were expecting a visit from our relatives" "She is looking to a promotion" "he is waiting to be drafted"
|Related terms:||count_on look_forward look_to anticipate hang_on expect expect waiter|
|4.||[ verb ] (work) wait on tables; serve as a waiter; in restaurants "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"|
|Related terms:||work be waiter|
|5.||[ noun ] time during which some action is awaited|
|Synonyms:||delay postponement time_lag hold|
"instant replay caused too long a delay" "he ordered a hold in the action"
|Related terms:||pause extension moratorium retardation delay check|
|6.||[ noun ] the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)|
"the wait was an ordeal for him"
|7.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10691|