wait (Meaning)

Wordnet

wait (n)

time during which some action is awaited

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

Wordnet

wait (v)

stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

wait before acting

look forward to the probable occurrence of

serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

Webster

wait (v. i.)

To watch; to observe; to take notice.

To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.

The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.

Ambush.

One who watches; a watchman.

Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.

Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.

Webster

wait (v. t.)

To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.

To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.

To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.

To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.

wait Sentence Examples

  1. The waiter asked us to wait a moment for our table.
  2. We had to wait in line for hours at the amusement park.
  3. I waited patiently for the bus to arrive.
  4. Please wait a minute while I gather my thoughts.
  5. The doctor made me wait several days before giving me the results of the test.
  6. I waited anxiously for the results of the job interview.
  7. The child waited excitedly for her birthday presents.
  8. I could not wait to get home and relax after a long day.
  9. The store was so crowded that I had to wait half an hour to pay for my groceries.
  10. The movie was so boring that I could hardly wait for it to end.

FAQs About the word wait

time during which some action is awaited, the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something), stay in one place and anticipate or ex

linger, await,stay, remain, hold one's breath,bide, hold on, sit tight, bide one's time, expect

rush, haste, rush, haste,dispatch, dispatch, promptitude, promptitude, promptness,promptness

The waiter asked us to wait a moment for our table.

We had to wait in line for hours at the amusement park.

I waited patiently for the bus to arrive.

Please wait a minute while I gather my thoughts.