wait  

  • Definition of wait

    • (n): the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"  
    • (n): time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I''m waiting on tables at Maxim''s"  
    • (v): stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"  
    • (v): wait before acting  

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