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Synonyms for wait
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Wiktionary

  1. waitnoun

    Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.

    Synonyms:
    hold ones breath

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wait

    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," Lyte Hymn. 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.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wait

    Synonyms:
    stay, tarry, rest, stop, bide, expect

    Antonyms:
    speed, hasten, press

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, waitnoun

    time during which some action is awaited

    "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. wait, waitingverb

    the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

    "the wait was an ordeal for him"

    Synonyms:
    waiting, postponement, time lag, hold, delay

  3. waitverb

    stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

    "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"

    Synonyms:
    expect, await, waitress, look, hold off, hold back

  4. wait, hold off, hold backverb

    wait before acting

    "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

    Synonyms:
    await, waitress, hold in, keep, restrain, hold back, hold off, hold, look, check, conceal, retain, contain, keep back, forbear, stop, expect, arrest, turn back

  5. expect, look, await, waitverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. wait, waitressverb

    serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

    "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"

    Synonyms:
    expect, await, waitress, look, hold off, hold back

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. waitverb

    Synonyms:
    stay, tarry, delay, remain, linger, bide one's time

  2. waitverb

    Synonyms:
    watch, look, be expectant

  3. waitverb

    Synonyms:
    await, abide, stay for, wait for, look for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. waitnoun

    Synonyms:
    waiting, delay, halt, stop, ambush, ambuscade

  2. waitverb

    Synonyms:
    tarry, stay, linger, await, abide, delay, postpone, defer, procrastinate

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How to use wait in a sentence?

  1. Gerhard Schwarz:

    We are in an environment where you have a lot of volatility in the market and there is a Federal Reserve meeting, which may provide further hints about a U.S. rate hike cycle. The market is still in a wait-and-see attitude.

  2. Bob Corker:

    If I were to call the vote right now, we would vote (Pompeo) out right now, let it be noted that I told Sen. Coons we would wait until he was here to have the vote.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    The regular appropriations process takes too long, i don’t want to wait to have to develop a vaccine.

  4. Paul Burton:

    We're going to have to wait for a couple of months yet, until we can see how those data develop and mature to understand when will that additional booster dose -- if needed -- have to be given, i think we can be confident, Wolf, getting a booster shot will provide protection throughout the holiday season and throughout these winter months.

  5. Hoda Kotb:

    I’m just very grateful that it was all ‘I love you so much,’ i think I said, ‘I love you dearly’ and then he said, ‘I love you endlessly’ and then he said, ‘I can’t wait to see you tomorrow.’ It was just all love.


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