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  • 21 wait- — *wait germ., Präterito Präsens: nhd. er weiß; ne. he knows; Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., anfrk., as., ahd.; Hinweis: s. *weitan; Etymologie: idg. *u̯oida …

    Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • 22 wait on — [v] serve arrange, attend, care for, deal, deliver, help, minister, nurse, portion, ready, set, tend; concepts 136,324 …

    New thesaurus

  • 23 wait|er — «WAY tuhr», noun. 1. a person who waits. 2. a man who waits on table in a hotel or restaurant. SYNONYM(S): garçon. 3. a tray for carrying dishes. SYNONYM(S): salver. 4. Obsolete. a watchman …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 24 wait — wait1 W1S1 [weıt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not go/start something)¦ 2¦(something has not happened)¦ 3 wait a minute/second/moment etc 4 somebody can t wait/can hardly wait 5 something can/can t wait 6 wait and see 7 wait until/till ... 8 be waiting (for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25 wait — 1 /weIt/ verb 1 DELAY/NOT START STH (I) to not do something or go somewhere until something else happens, someone arrives etc: Hurry up! Everyone s waiting. | Wait right here until I come back. | wait for sth/sb: We had to wait over an hour for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26 wait — wait1 [ weıt ] verb intransitive *** 1. ) to stay in one place because you expect or hope that something will happen: Sheryl said she d be waiting in the lobby. wait for: He was attacked while he was waiting for a bus. The airport was full of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 27 wait — I UK [weɪt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms wait : present tense I/you/we/they wait he/she/it waits present participle waiting past tense waited past participle waited *** 1) a) to stay in one place because you expect or hope that something… …

    English dictionary

  • 28 wait — [[t]we͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ waits, waiting, waited 1) VERB: no passive When you wait for something or someone, you spend some time doing very little, because you cannot act until that thing happens or that person arrives. [V for n] I walk to a street corner …

    English dictionary

  • 29 wait — /wayt/, v.i. 1. to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often fol. by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive. 2. (of things) to be available or in readiness: A letter is waiting for you. 3. to …

    Universalium

  • 30 wait — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ endless, lengthy, long ▪ We had a long wait to see the doctor. ▪ short ▪ agonizing, anxious …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 31 wait*/*/*/ — [weɪt] verb I 1) to stay in one place until a particular thing happens or until someone arrives Sheryl said she d be waiting in the lobby.[/ex] He was attacked while he was waiting for a bus.[/ex] They waited anxiously for news of survivors.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 32 wait — I n. 1) to lie in wait for 2) to have a (long) wait for (we had a long wait for the bus) II v. 1) (BE) (d; intr.) to wait at (to wait at table) (cf. 3) 2) (D; intr.) to wait for (they waited for me; they waited for me to leave) 3) (AE) (d; intr.) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 33 wait — [[t]weɪt[/t]] v. i. 1) to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often fol. by for or until): to wait for the bus[/ex] 2) (of things) to be available or in readiness: A letter is waiting for you[/ex] 3) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 34 wait — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French waiter, guaiter to watch over, await, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wahta watch, Old English wæccan to watch more at wake Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to stay in place in …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 35 wait — v. & n. v. 1 intr. a defer action or departure for a specified time or until some expected event occurs (wait a minute; wait till I come; wait for a fine day). b be expectant or on the watch (waited to see what would happen). c (foll. by for)… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 36 wait — /weɪt / (say wayt) verb (i) 1. (sometimes followed by for, till, or until) to stay or rest in expectation; remain in a state of quiescence or inaction, as until something expected happens: waiting for him to go. 2. (of things) to be in readiness …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 37 wait on — verb work for or be a servant to (Freq. 1) May I serve you? She attends the old lady in the wheelchair Can you wait on our table, please? Is a salesperson assisting you? The minister served the King for many years • Syn: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 38 wait — {{11}}wait (n.) early 13c., a watcher, onlooker, from O.N.Fr. wait, O.Fr. gaite, from gaitier (see WAIT (Cf. wait) (v.)). From late 14c. as an ambush, a trap (as in lie in wait). {{12}}wait (v.) c.1200, to watch with hostile intent, lie in wait… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 39 Wait — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Wait, attendre en anglais, abrégé en W8, peut être retrouver dans : Wait a Minute  , divers albums musicaux, Wait for Sleep, une chanson de l… …

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  • 40 wait — Synonyms and related words: abide, administer to, afterthought, attend, attend on, await, ballad singer, balladeer, bard, be patient, bear with composure, bide, bide the issue, bind, block, blockage, bureaucratic delay, care for, carry on, carry… …

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