Found 3 items, similar to wait.
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n 1: time during which some action is awaited; “instant replay
caused too long a delay”
; “he ordered a hold in the
, time lag
2: the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while
expecting something); “the wait was an ordeal for him”
v 1: stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; “I had
to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets”
2: wait before acting [syn: hold off
, hold back
3: look forward to the probable occurrence of; “We were
expecting a visit from our relatives”
; “She is looking to
; “he is waiting to be drafted”
4: serve as a waiter in a restaurant; “I'm waiting on tables at
English → English
, n. [OF. waite, guaite, gaite, F. guet watch,
watching, guard, from OHG. wahta. See Wait
, v. i.]
1. The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
There is a wait of three hours at the border Mexican
town of El Paso. --S. B.
2. Ambush. “An enemy in wait.”
3. One who watches; a watchman. [Obs.]
4. pl. Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used
in the singular. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
5. pl. Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early
morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical
watchmen. [Written formerly wayghtes
Hark! are the waits abroad? --Beau. & Fl.
The sound of the waits, rude as may be their
minstrelsy, breaks upon the mild watches of a winter
night with the effect of perfect harmony. --W.
To lay wait
, to prepare an ambuscade.
To lie in wait
. See under 4th Lie
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waited
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. waiten, OF. waitier, gaitier, to watch,
attend, F. guetter to watch, to wait for, fr. OHG. wahta a
guard, watch, G. wacht, from OHG. wahh[=e]n to watch, be
awake. [root]134. See Wake
, v. i.]
1. To watch; to observe; to take notice. [Obs.]
``But [unless] ye wait well and be privy,
I wot right well, I am but dead,'' quoth she.
2. 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.
All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till
my change come. --Job xiv. 14.
They also serve who only stand and wait. --Milton.
Haste, my dear father; 't is no time to wait.
To wait on
or To wait upon
(a) To attend, as a servant; to perform services for; as,
to wait on a gentleman; to wait on the table.
“Authority and reason on her wait.”
must wait on myself, must I?”
(b) To attend; to go to see; to visit on business or for
(c) To follow, as a consequence; to await. “That ruin
that waits on such a supine temper.”
--Dr. H. More.
(d) To look watchfully at; to follow with the eye; to
watch. [R.] “It is a point of cunning to wait upon
him with whom you speak with your eye.”
(e) To attend to; to perform. “Aaron and his sons . . .
shall wait on their priest's office.”
--Num. iii. 10.
(f) (Falconry) To fly above its master, waiting till game
is sprung; -- said of a hawk. --Encyc. Brit.
, v. t.
1. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation
of; to await; as, to wait orders.
Awed with these words, in camps they still abide,
And wait with longing looks their promised guide.
2. To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany;
to await. [Obs.]
3. To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with
ceremony or respect. [Obs.]
He chose a thousand horse, the flower of all
His warlike troops, to wait the funeral. --Dryden.
Remorse and heaviness of heart shall wait thee,
And everlasting anguish be thy portion. --Rowe.
4. To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a
meal; as, to wait dinner. [Colloq.]