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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" (Earshot song) "Wait" (Huffamoose song) "Wait" (Maggie Reilly song), 1992 "Wait" (Seven Mary Three song), 2001 "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. It is distributed
  • Wait (command): For other uses, see Wait. In computing, wait is a command which pauses until execution of a background process has ended. wait [n] where n is the
  • Heaven Can Wait: Heaven Can Wait may refer to: Heaven Can Wait (1943 film), a comedy based on the stage play Birthday by Leslie Bush-Fekete Heaven Can Wait (1978 film)
  • Wait and Bleed: "Wait and Bleed" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, featured on their 1999 debut self-titled album. The song was re-mixed with more prominent
  • WAIT (AM): WAIT (850 AM) is a radio station licensed to Crystal Lake, Illinois. It was purchased by Newsweb Corporation in 2003. The station is licensed by the Federal
  • Wait for Me: Wait for Me may refer to: Wait for Me (Moby album), 2009 Wait for Me (The Pigeon Detectives album) Wait for Me (Susan Tedeschi album), 2002 Wait for
  • Breakfast Can Wait: "Breakfast Can Wait" is a song by American recording artist Prince. The single was released on 5 February 2013 on his website 3rdEyeGirl.com and was re-released
  • 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
  • I Can't Wait (EP): I Can't Wait is a 1994 EP released by Yngwie J. Malmsteen only in Japan. It contains three studio tracks and two live tracks from the 1994 Budokan concert

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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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Wait Sample Sentences in News


  • Vonn will have to wait until 2015 for record
    By Manuele Lang VAL D'ISERE, France (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn will have to wait until the New Year for a record-equalling women’s World Cup victory after she crashed in a Super-G won by Austria’s Elisabeth Goergl on Sunday. The race in Val d'Isere was the American's first chance of matching the record of 62 wins set by Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proel Read more on this news related to 'Wait'
  • CBP Launches Border Wait Time App
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today launched the Border Wait Time app making it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry allowing travelers to make an informed decision of where and when to cross the border. Wait times for pedestrian and pass Read more on this news related to 'Wait'
  • Super-G crash makes Vonn wait in bid for record
    VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — American Lindsey Vonn's bid for a record-equaling 62nd World Cup win will have to wait a little while longer. Read more on this news related to 'Wait'

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