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  Definition of Wait
  1. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
  2. time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
  3. 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"
  4. serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I''m waiting on tables at Maxim''s"
  5. stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
  6. wait before acting
Similar Words: waiting, delay, hold, time lag, postponement, expect, look, await, hold off, hold back

 

Hyponyms: extension, moratorium, retardation, expect, look forward, look to, hang on, hold the line, hold on, anticipate, look for, ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait, kick one's heels, cool one's heels, stand by, stick around, stick about, hold out, delay

 

Grouped Verbs: expect, anticipate

 

Derivational Morphology: hold off, hold back, hold, halt, arrest, check, retard, delay, waiter, anticipation, expectation, expectancy, server, waiting, time lag, postponement

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: čekati   Chinese:  
Croatian: čekati   Danish: vente  
Dutch: wachten   Finnish: odottaa  
French: attendre   German: warten  
Hebrew: לחכות   Hindi: इंतज़ार करना  
Ido: vartar   Irish: fan  
Japanese: 待つ   Korean: 기다리다  
Latvian: gaidīt   Lithuanian: laukti  
Polish: czekać   Romanian: aştepta  
Slovak: čakať   Slovenian: čakati  
Spanish: esperar   Swedish: vänta  
 
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