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Waitee vs. Wait

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Waiteenoun

(rare) One who is waiting for service.

Waitverb

To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await. (Now generally superseded by “wait for”.)

Waitverb

(intransitive) To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness.

‘Wait here until your car arrives.’;

Waitverb

To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.

‘She used to wait down at the Dew Drop Inn.’;

Waitverb

To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.

Waitverb

(obsolete) To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany.

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Waitverb

To defer or postpone (especially a meal).

‘to wait dinner’;

Waitverb

(intransitive) To remain celibate while one's lover is unavailable.

Waitnoun

A delay.

‘I had a very long wait at the airport security check.’;

Waitnoun

An ambush.

‘They lay in wait for the patrol.’;

Waitnoun

(obsolete) One who watches; a watchman.

Waitnoun

Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.

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Waitnoun

Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen. [formerly waites, wayghtes.]

Waitverb

To watch; to observe; to take notice.

‘"But [unless] ye wait well and be privy,I wot right well, I am but dead," quoth she.’;

Waitverb

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.

‘All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.’; ‘They also serve who only stand and wait.’; ‘Haste, my dear father; 't is no time to wait.’;

Waitverb

To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.

‘Awed with these words, in camps they still abide,And wait with longing looks their promised guide.’;

Waitverb

To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.

Waitverb

To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.

‘He chose a thousand horse, the flower of allHis warlike troops, to wait the funeral.’; ‘Remorse and heaviness of heart shall wait thee,And everlasting anguish be thy portion.’;

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Waitverb

To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; - said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.

Waitnoun

The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.

‘There is a wait of three hours at the border Mexican town of El Paso.’;

Waitnoun

Ambush.

Waitnoun

One who watches; a watchman.

Waitnoun

Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.

Waitnoun

Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.

‘Hark! are the waits abroad?’; ‘The sound of the waits, rude as may be their minstrelsy, breaks upon the mild watches of a winter night with the effect of perfect harmony.’;

Waitnoun

time during which some action is awaited;

‘instant replay caused too long a delay’; ‘he ordered a hold in the action’;

Waitnoun

the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something);

‘the wait was an ordeal for him’;

Waitverb

stay in one place and anticipate or expect something;

‘I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets’;

Waitverb

wait before acting

Waitverb

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’;

Waitverb

serve as a waiter in a restaurant;

‘I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's’;

Waitverb

stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or event

‘he did not wait for a reply’; ‘we're waiting for Allan to get back’; ‘Vera did not wait on a Home Office ruling’; ‘Ben stood on the street corner waiting to cross’; ‘I had to wait my turn to play’;

Waitverb

stay where one is or delay action until (someone) arrives or is ready

‘he sits on the corner waiting for Mary’; ‘she was waiting on her boyfriend’;

Waitverb

be left until a later time before being dealt with

‘we shall need a statement later, but that will have to wait’;

Waitverb

defer (a meal) until a person's arrival

‘I told my parents not to wait supper’;

Waitverb

remain in readiness for a purpose

‘he found the train waiting on the platform’;

Waitverb

(of a vehicle) be parked for a short time at the side of a road.

Waitverb

used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen

‘I can't wait to tell Nick what happened’;

Waitverb

act as a waiter or waitress, serving food and drink

‘a local man was employed to wait on them at table’; ‘we had to wait tables in the mess hall’;

Waitnoun

a period of waiting

‘we had a long wait’;

Waitnoun

street singers of Christmas carols.

Waitnoun

official bands of musicians maintained by a city or town.

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