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?
We will know in the next few days if we're able to build a (legislative) consensus or if we wait for the referendum.
If we wait and the rain comes in the next few days we will be tired again from pumping and our readiness would drop. If that's the case, then we have to reassess the situation.
There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover, Tomorrow, just you wait and see.
These are restrictions that the Islamic State could use to its advantage, if we are telling the Islamic State upfront that we will not use ground forces, will they not tailor their strategy around that fact? If we advertise when the authorization expires at an arbitrary date ... will they not hunker down and wait for that date?
You will have to wait until 2026 to find out which MPC member's knowledge of football matches their understanding of the UK economy.
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
- 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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