delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait(noun)
time during which some action is awaited
"instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, holdup, detainment, deferral, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, cargo area, detention, postponement, waiting, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, deferment, cargo hold
the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
"the wait was an ordeal for him"
stay in one place and anticipate or expect something
"I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
wait, hold off, hold back(verb)
wait before acting
"the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"
expect, look, await, wait(verb)
look forward to the probable occurrence of
"We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
count, await, search, appear, depend, hold back, seem, carry, hold off, front, reckon, look, gestate, bet, attend, require, anticipate, waitress, take care, have a bun in the oven, face, ask, calculate, expect, bear, see
serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
"I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.
hold ones breath
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide,"
LyteHymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.
Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.
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How to use wait in a sentence?
I knew that being a woman at this sort of crossroads in history with MeToo and Times Up, I knew that my role in it would be different than that of a male lawyer, people say well wait, you're going against your gender or how dare you. But to me, there's something bigger than our gender and that's our rights.
I think what's happening today is the markets are in a wait-and-see approach ahead of the next big catalyst, which is earnings season, the way I see what's happening today is just a little bit of rotation occurring where you're selling leadership and you're buying undervalued, or you're hunting for value.
I remember a couple years ago, about a year and a half ago,( Alexandra Grant) said,' Whomever Keanu Reeves is Whomever Keanu Reeves,' and I'm like,' Wait. What ? What ? What ?
If you want or need anything don't just continue waiting for it. Rather, dare to go for it. For, the more you wait, the more it delays and delay is often dangerous.
I have been waiting for the administration to make a decision. I thought I owed them that, i can't wait too much longer. I am putting the White House on notice. I am going to tell you what I think soon because I can't wait.
Translations for wait
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- يَنْتَظِرُ, اِنْتَظَرَArabic
- ждаць, чакаць, пачакацьBelarusian
- чакам, обслужвамBulgarian
- অপেক্ষা করাBengali
- esperar-se, esperarCatalan, Valencian
- čekat, obsluhovat, PočkejteCzech
- bedienen, wartenGerman
- περιμένω, σερβίρωGreek
- atendi, atenduEsperanto
- aguardar, espera, retraso, esperarSpanish
- وایسادن, صبر کردن, انتظار داشتن, منتظر شدنPersian
- odottaa, odotus, tarjoillaFinnish
- faire le service, attente, servir, attendreFrench
- agardar, esperarGalician
- המתין, חיכהHebrew
- इंतज़ार करनाHindi
- սպասել, սպասարկելArmenian
- attendere, attesa, servire a tavola, aspettareItalian
- ウエイターをする, ウエイトレスをする, 待ち, 待つJapanese
- күту, тосуKazakh
- រងចាំ, ចាំKhmer
- 시중들다, 서비스하다, 대기하다, 기다림, 기다리다Korean
- exspecto, expectatio, expectoLatin
- waardenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- gaidīt, apkalpotLatvian
- чека, исчекувње, служи, чекањеMacedonian
- afwachten, bedienen, wachtenDutch
- ventaNorwegian Nynorsk
- aguardar, servir, espera, esperarPortuguese
- aștepta, servi masa, așteptareRomanian
- обслуживать, подождать, ждать, обслужить, ожидать, ожида́ниеRussian
- vuorditNorthern Sami
- чекати, čekatiSerbo-Croatian
- bida, väntaSwedish
- мунтазир шуданTajik
- ждати, чекатиUkrainian
- انتظار کرناUrdu
- đợi, chờVietnamese
- stebedön, bötönVolapük
- ratinde, rawårderWalloon
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