Textual thesaurus for "wait"

(noun) waiting

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

the wait was an ordeal for him

(noun) delay, postponement, time lag, hold

time during which some action is awaited

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

(verb) expect, look, await

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

(verb) waitress

serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's

(verb) hold back, hold off

wait before acting

the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment