(noun, verb)


1. time during which some action is awaited

Similar word(s): delay, hold, postponement

Definition categories: time, break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

2. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

- the wait was an ordeal for him

Similar word(s): waiting

Definition categories: act, inactivity

Sentences with wait as a noun:

- I had a very long wait at the airport security check.

- They laid in wait for the patrol.


1. stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

- I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets

Definition categories: stative

2. wait before acting

Definition categories: stative, act, move

3. look forward to the probable occurrence of

- he is waiting to be drafted

Similar word(s): await, expect, look

Definition categories: cognition

4. serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

- I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's

Similar word(s): waitress

Definition categories: social, work

Sentences with wait as a verb:

- Wait here until your car arrives.

- She used to wait down at the Dew Drop Inn.

- to wait dinner