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waited, past tense; waits, 3rd person singular present; waiting, present participle; waited, past participle;
  1. Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens
    • - he did not wait for a reply
    • - they will wait on a Supreme Court ruling
    • - Ben stood on the street corner waiting to cross
    • - I had to wait my turn to play
  2. Remain in readiness for some purpose
    • - he found the car waiting on the platform
  3. Be left until a later time before being dealt with
    • - we shall need a statement later, but that will have to wait
  4. Defer (a meal) until a person's arrival
    • - he will wait supper for me
  5. Await the convenience of
    • - we can't wait on the government; we have to do it ourselves
  6. Used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen
    • - I can't wait for tomorrow
    • - I can't wait to get started again
  7. Act as a waiter or waitress, serving food and drink
    • - a local man was employed to wait on them at table
    • - we had to wait tables in the mess hall
  1. A period of waiting
    • - we had a long wait
  2. Street singers of Christmas carols

  3. Official bands of musicians maintained by a city or town

  1. delay: time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
  2. stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
  3. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
  4. wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"
  5. expect: 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"
  6. serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
  7. SpongeBob SquarePants is an animated television series broadcast on Nickelodeon, an American cable network. The series premiered on May 1, 1999 and is currently in its seventh and eighth seasons.
  8. Wait is an album by Steelheart released October 25, 1996.
  9. WAIT (850 AM) is a radio station located near Crystal Lake, Illinois. It was purchased by Newsweb Corporation in 2004. Original call letters were WIVS.
  10. Graffiti is the third studio album by American R&B and pop singer Chris Brown. It is the follow-up to his successful second album Exclusive (2007). The album was produced during 2008 to 2009 by several record producers, including Polow Da Don, Swizz Beatz, The Runners, and Brian Kennedy. ...
  11. In computing, wait is a command which pauses until execution of a background process has ended.
  12. "Wait" is the lead single from Earshot's second album Two. It reached #13 on the Mainstream Rock charts and #33 on the Modern Rock charts.
  13. Wait is an EP released by the band Emanuel Nice. It was released by the German label Roddog Records.
  14. Wait is a Pop song by Scottish singer Maggie Reilly. It was released in 1992 as the album's third single. The song was written by Gavin Hodgson, Maggie Reilly, Stuart MacKillop and A. Seibold and produced by Armand Volker and Stefan Zauner. ...
  15. Waits or Waites were British town pipers. From medieval times up to the beginning of the 19th century, every British town and city of any note had a band of Waites. ...
  16. "Wait" is a song by Seven Mary Three and the lead single from their fifth studio album, The Economy of Sound, released on June 5, 2001. ...
  17. In modern computer operating systems, a process (or task) may wait on another process to complete its execution. In most systems, a parent process can create an independently executing child process. ...
  18. "Wait" is a song recorded by The Beatles, from their 1965 album Rubber Soul. The songwriting credit is Lennon/McCartney, and the song is usually said to be a joint effort between the two, although in the 1997 book Many Years From Now, McCartney recalls it as entirely his. ...
  19. A delay; An ambush; One who watches; a watchman; plural Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; plural Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen. [formerly waites, wayghtes. ...
  20. (waiting) Watching; this sense?) The act of staying or remaining in expectation; Attendance, service
  21. (waits) A group of singers or musicians performing in the streets, especially around Christmas
  22. (WAITING) Being passive; looking to others for your cue; looking for circumstances to change before taking action
  23. (Waiting) Eliminate delays, long setups and unplanned downtime of machines, processes or people.
  24. (Waiting) One of the Eight Wastes, When manufacturing processes are out of synchronization causing operators and machines to be idle.
  25. (Waiting) The process is waiting for some event to occur (such as an I/O completion or reception of a signal).