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Dictionary definition for: Wait

1. (n) time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay" "he ordered a hold in the action"

2. (v) stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"

3. (n) the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something) "the wait was an ordeal for him"

4. (v) wait before acting

5. (v) 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"

6. (v) serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I''m waiting on tables at Maxim''s"

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