waiting

waiting

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈweɪtɪŋ/
    • (US, Canada) IPA(key): [ˈweɪ̯ɾɪŋ]
  • Rhymes: -eɪtɪŋ

Verb

waiting

  1. present participle of wait
    • 1874, John Fiske, Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy, I. 122.
      In all ages, men have fought over words, without waiting to know what the words really signified.

Derived terms

  • waiting game
  • waiting room

Noun

waiting (countable and uncountable, plural waitings)

  1. (obsolete) Watching.
  2. The act of staying or remaining in expectation.
    • 1876, Richard Watson Gilder, The New Day, A Poem in Songs and Sonnets
      There was an awful waiting in the earth, / As if a mystery greatened to its birth.
  3. Attendance, service.
    • 1871–72, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Chapter 36
      Green glasses for hock, and excellent waiting at table.

Derived terms

  • in waiting

Translations

References

  • waiting in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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