Dictionary Results for waits


1. wait - noun

· time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"

Synonym(s): delay, hold, time_lag, postponement

Hypernym(s): pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension




2. wait - noun

· the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"

Synonym(s): waiting

Hypernym(s): inactivity




3. wait - verb

· stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"




4. wait - verb

· wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

Synonym(s): hold_off, hold_back

Hypernym(s): act, move




5. wait - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): expect, look, await




6. wait - verb

· serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"

Synonym(s): waitress

Hypernym(s): work





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