Definition of waiting

Definition of waiting
  1. waiting Verb Present participle of wait
  2. waiting Noun Watching.
  3. waiting Noun The act of staying or remaining in expectation.
  4. waiting Noun Attendance, service.
  5. wait Verb To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await. (Now generally superseded by "wait for".)
  6. wait Verb To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness.
  7. wait Verb To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.
  8. wait Noun A delay.
  9. wait Noun An ambush.
  10. wait Noun One who watches; a watchman.
  11. wait Noun Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.
  12. 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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