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Verb
To delay action until a particular time or event
“You'll have to wait for two weeks while we process your application.”
Verb
To physically remain or loiter at a given place for a period of time
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“Just wait in the car while I get some milk from the store.”
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To stop what one is doing for a period of time
“We were told to wait until further orders before continuing work.”
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To wait in anticipation for the occurrence of something
“We decided to sit quietly and wait for the bell.”
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To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of
“He'd kept everything warm in the oven for her, and Ashton agreed to wait dinner on her as he wasn't hungry.”
Verb
To be left until a later time before being dealt with
“I do not have the time to deal with this right now, so it will just have to wait.”
Verb
To be ready to be called on
Verb
(as a waiter) To wait on
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To be patient with
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To be on the lookout for
Verb
To be or cause to be balanced or suspended in the air, on water, or on something else
Noun
A period of waiting
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“A train has just left the station, and it will be quite a wait for the next one.”
Interjection
Used to request that someone wait for something or someone
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