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    Definition:
    Wait - (v. i.) To watch; to observe; to take notice.
    Wait - (v. i.) To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
    Wait - (v. t.) To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
    Wait - (v. t.) To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.
    Wait - (v. t.) To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
    Wait - (v. t.) To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.
    Wait - (v. i.) The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
    Wait - (v. i.) Ambush.
    Wait - (v. i.) One who watches; a watchman.
    Wait - (v. i.) Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.
    Wait - (v. i.) Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.
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    Awaited - (imp. & p. p.) of Await
    Awaiting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Await
    Await - (v. t.) To watch for; to look out for.
    Await - (v. t.) To wait on, serve, or attend.
    Await - (v. t.) To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.
    Await - (v. t.) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good.
    Await - (v. i.) To watch.
    Await - (v. i.) To wait (on or upon).
    Await - (v. i.) To wait; to stay in waiting.
    Await - (n.) A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed.
    Counterwait - (v. t.) To wait or watch for; to be on guard against.
    Dumb-waiter - (n.) A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.
    Landwaiter - (n.) See Landing waiter, under Landing, a.
    Shad-waiter - (n.) A lake whitefish; the roundfish. See Roundfish.
    Thwaite - (n.) The twaite.
    Thwaite - (n.) Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart.
    Tidewaiter - (n.) A customhouse officer who watches the landing of goods from merchant vessels, in order to secure payment of duties.
    Twaite - (n.) A European shad; -- called also twaite shad. See Shad.
    Twaite - (n.) A piece of cleared ground. See Thwaite.
    Waited - (imp. & p. p.) of Wait
    Waiting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wait
    Waiter - (n.) One who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance, esp. at table.
    Waiter - (n.) A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes, etc.; a salver.
    Waiting - () a. & n. from Wait, v.
    Waitingly - (adv.) By waiting.
    Waitress - (n.) A female waiter or attendant; a waiting maid or waiting woman.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Wait - v. 1 a defer action or departure for a specified time or until some event occurs (wait a minute; wait till i come; wait for a fine day). B be expectant. 2 await (an opportunity, one's turn, etc.). 3 defer (a meal etc.) Until a person's arrival. 4 (usu. As waiting n.) Park a vehicle for a short time. 5 act as a waiter or attendant. 6 (foll. By on, upon) a await the convenience of. B serve as an attendant to. C pay a respectful visit to. n. 1 period of waiting. 2 (usu. Foll. By for) watching for an enemy (lie in wait). 3 (in pl.) Archaic street singers of christmas carols. wait and see await the progress of events. Wait up (often foll. By for) not go to bed until a person arrives or an event happens. You wait! Used to imply a threat, warning, etc. [germanic: related to *wake1]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Await - v. 1 wait for. 2 be in store for. [french: related to *wait]
    Dumb waiter - n. Small hand-operated lift for conveying food from kitchen to dining-room.
    Lady-in-waiting - n. Lady attending a queen or princess.
    Waiter - n. Man who serves at table in a hotel or restaurant etc.
    Waiting game - n. The delaying of action in order to have a greater effect later.
    Waiting-list - n. List of people waiting for a thing not immediately available.
    Waiting-room - n. Room for people to wait in, esp. To see a doctor etc. Or at a station.
    Waitress - n. Woman who serves at table in a hotel or restaurant etc.
    Wine waiter - n. Waiter responsible for serving wine.

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