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definition of the word wait

by the Wiktionnary

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Old Northern French waitier, a variant of Old French guatier (modern guetter ‘watch for’), from Germanic.

to wait

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to wait (third-person singular simple present waits, present participle waiting, simple past and past participle waited)

  1. (transitive) to delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await
    You'll just have to wait your turn.
  2. (intransitive) To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness
    Wait here until your car arrives.
  3. (intransitive) To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.
    She used to wait down at the Dew Drop Inn.

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