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Verb: wait  weyt
  1. Stay in one place and anticipate or expect something
    "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
     
  2. Delay acting
    - hold off, hold back
     
  3. Look forward to the probable occurrence of
    "he is waiting to be drafted";
    - expect, look, await
     
  4. Serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
    "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's";
    - waitress
Noun: wait  weyt
  1. Time during which some action is awaited
    "instant replay caused too long a wait";
    - delay, hold, time lag, postponement
     
  2. The act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    "the wait was an ordeal for him";
    - waiting

Sounds like: waists, w, wait

Derived forms: waits, waited, waiting

Type of: act, break, inactivity, intermission, interruption, move, pause, suspension, work

Encyclopedia: Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!