(noun, adjective, verb)


1. being and remaining ready and available for use

- waiting cars and limousines lined the curb

- found her mother waiting for them

- an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests

Similar word(s): ready


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

- the wait was an ordeal for him

Similar word(s): wait

Definition categories: act, inactivity


1. present participle of wait

- Your guest has been waiting for you. (progressive)