"wait" Definition

  1. v. i. To watch; to observe; to take notice.
  2. v. i. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
  3. v. t. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
  4. v. t. To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.
  5. v. t. To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
  6. v. t. To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.
  7. v. i. The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
  8. v. i. Ambush.
  9. v. i. One who watches; a watchman.
  10. v. i. Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.
  11. v. i. Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.

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Position in dictionary: 108538 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. i., v. i., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i.,
Words that start with "wait": 6
Words that end with "wait": 3
Words that contain "wait": 16
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English Dictionary Definition of wait

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