Synonyms for waitweɪt
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
the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
stay in one place and anticipate or expect something
wait, hold off, hold back(verb)
wait before acting
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
serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
wait(noun)To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await. (Now generally superseded by wait for.)
wait(noun)To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness.
wait(noun)To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.
wait(noun)Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.
hold ones breath
wait(noun)Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen. [formerly waites, wayghtes.]
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
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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