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Wait Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
  • time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
  • 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"
  • serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I''m waiting on tables at Maxim''s"
  • stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
  • wait before acting

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action" ,
  • the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Wait'


  • Wait: Wait or WAIT may refer to: "Wait" (The Beatles song), 1965 "Wait" (Earshot song), 2004 "Wait" (Huffamoose song), 1997 "Wait" (M83 song), 2012 "Wait"
  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is an hour-long weekly radio news panel game show produced by Chicago Public Radio and National Public Radio (NPR). It is
  • The Wait: The Wait may refer to: The Wait (ZOX album), a 2006 album by Zox The Wait, a 2014 album by Phase The Wait (Tebey album), an album by Tebey "The Wait", a
  • Wait a Minute: Wait a Minute may refer to: Wait a Minute (album), a 1980 album by Herman Brood & His Wild Romance "Wait a Minute" (The Pussycat Dolls song), 2006 "Wait
  • Wait and Bleed: "Wait and Bleed" is a song by American metal band Slipknot, featured on their 1999 debut self-titled album. The song was re-mixed with more prominent clean-sung
  • Wait for Me (Moby album): Wait for Me is the ninth studio album by American electronica musician Moby, released on 29 June 2009. Moby announced the title, track listing, and release
  • List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2003): This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2003. Data are taken from the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Archives. Job titles reflect the position
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  • Wait for Me: Wait for Me may refer to: Wait for Me, Dmitri Hvorostovsky Wait for Me (Moby album), 2009 Wait for Me (The Pigeon Detectives album) Wait for Me (Susan
  • List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (1999): This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 1999. Data is taken from the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Archives. Job titles reflect the position

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Meaning of the Name 'Wait'


  • Meaning: Guard
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male


'Wait' example sentence in quotations


* Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. - George Eliot

* I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action' who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season.' - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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