Definition of wait

Definition of wait
  1. wait Verb To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await. (Now generally superseded by "wait for".)
  2. wait Verb To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness.
  3. wait Verb To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.
  4. wait Noun A delay.
  5. wait Noun An ambush.
  6. wait Noun One who watches; a watchman.
  7. wait Noun Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.
  8. wait Noun Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen. [formerly waites, wayghtes.]
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