Synonyms for waitweɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait(noun)

    time during which some action is awaited

    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, holdup, detainment, deferral, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, waiting, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, deferment, cargo hold

  2. wait, waiting(verb)

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

    waiting, postponement, wait, time lag, hold, delay

  3. wait(verb)

    stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

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

  4. wait, hold off, hold back(verb)

    wait before acting

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

  5. expect, look, await, wait(verb)

    look forward to the probable occurrence of

    count, await, search, appear, depend, hold back, seem, carry, hold off, front, reckon, look, gestate, wait, bet, attend, require, anticipate, waitress, take care, have a bun in the oven, face, ask, calculate, expect, bear, see

  6. wait, waitress(verb)

    serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

    expect, await, waitress, look, hold off, hold back, wait


  1. wait(verb)

    Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.

    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.

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wait(v. n.)

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

  2. wait(v. n.)

    watch, look, be expectant

  3. wait(v. a.)

    await, abide, stay for, wait for, look for

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