Synonyms of waiting


1. 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"


1. waiting, ready and waiting(predicate), ready (vs. unready)

usage: being and remaining ready and available for use; "waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; "found her mother waiting for them"; "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; "military forces ready and waiting"

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Definition and meaning of waiting (Dictionary)