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wait



I - noun
1. time during which some action is awaited (Freq. 2)
- instant replay caused too long a delay
- he ordered a hold in the action
Syn:
delay, hold, time lag, postponement
Derivationally related forms:
hold (for: hold), delay (for: delay)
Hypernyms:
pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
Hyponyms:
extension, moratorium, retardation
2. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something) (Freq. 2)
- the wait was an ordeal for him
Syn:
waiting
Derivationally related forms:
wait (for: waiting)
Hypernyms:
inactivity

II - verb
1. stay in one place and anticipate or expect something (Freq. 100)
- I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets
Derivationally related forms:
waiter, waiting
Hyponyms:
ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk,
lurk, lie in wait, kick one's heels, cool one's heels, stand by,
stick around, stick about
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
- They wait a long time
2. wait before acting (Freq. 49)
- the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment
Syn:
hold off, hold back
Derivationally related forms:
waiter
Hypernyms:
act, move
Hyponyms:
hold out, delay
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s VERB-ing
- They wait to move
3. look forward to the probable occurrence of (Freq. 33)
- We were expecting a visit from our relatives
- She is looking to a promotion
- he is waiting to be drafted
Syn:
expect, look, await
Derivationally related forms:
waiter, expectant (for: expect), expectation (for: expect), expectancy (for: expect)
Hyponyms:
expect, look forward, look to, hang on, hold the line,
hold on, anticipate, look for
Verb Group:
expect, anticipate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s VERB-ing
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE (for: look)
4. serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant (Freq. 2)
- I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's
Syn:
waitress
Derivationally related forms:
waitress (for: waitress), waiter
Hypernyms:
work
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s

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