synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of waiting in English

English Online Dictionary. What means waiting‎? What does waiting mean?

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

From Middle English waitinge, waytynge, waitende, weytende, waitand, waytand, equivalent to wait +‎ -ing.


  1. present participle and gerund of wait

From Middle English waitynge, waytynge, equivalent to wait +‎ -ing.

waiting (countable and uncountable, plural waitings)

  1. (obsolete) Watching, observation; keeping watch, guarding.
  2. The act of staying or remaining in expectation.
  3. Attendance, service.
  • “waiting”, in The Century Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.

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