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1. wait

verb. ['ˈweɪt'] stay in one place and anticipate or expect something.

Synonyms

  • lie in wait
  • scupper
  • lurk
  • ambuscade
  • stick about
  • waylay
  • kick one's heels
  • cool one's heels
  • ambush
  • bushwhack
  • stand by

Antonyms

  • explode
  • begin
  • promote
  • repair

Etymology

  • waiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word wait


1. Noun, singular or mass
Power on the device and wait for the phone to turn on.

2. Verb, base form
Scope out nearby coffee shops or other places you can wait if you arrive early.

Quotes containing the word wait


1. Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
- Bradley Whitford

2. Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke

3. Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
- John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

2. wait

verb. ['ˈweɪt'] wait before acting.

Synonyms

  • act
  • hold out
  • move
  • hold off
  • delay

Antonyms

  • enliven
  • validate
  • continue
  • conform to

Etymology

  • waiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. wait

verb. ['ˈweɪt'] look forward to the probable occurrence of.

Synonyms

  • look forward
  • look for
  • look to
  • hold the line
  • hold on
  • await
  • expect
  • look
  • anticipate

Antonyms

  • acceleration
  • keep quiet
  • function
  • stay

Etymology

  • waiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. wait

noun. ['ˈweɪt'] time during which some action is awaited.

Synonyms

  • time lag
  • extension
  • postponement
  • retardation
  • moratorium
  • break
  • suspension
  • pause
  • intermission
  • hold
  • delay

Antonyms

  • act
  • contraction
  • shortness
  • flexion

Etymology

  • waiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. wait

verb. ['ˈweɪt'] serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant.

Synonyms

  • waitress

Antonyms

  • unify
  • keep

Etymology

  • waiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. wait

noun. ['ˈweɪt'] the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something).

Synonyms

  • waiting

Antonyms

  • travel
  • move

Etymology

  • waiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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