Synonyms of wait


1. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait, pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension

usage: time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"

2. wait, waiting, inactivity

usage: the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"


1. wait

usage: stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"

2. wait, hold off, hold back, act, move

usage: wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

3. expect, look, await, wait

usage: look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"

4. wait, waitress, work

usage: serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"

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Definition and meaning of wait (Dictionary)