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Definition of Wait


  1. To watch; to observe; to take notice.
  2. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
  3. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
  4. To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.
  5. To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
  6. To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.
  7. The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
  8. Ambush.
  9. One who watches; a watchman.
  10. Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.
  11. Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.

Wait Quotations

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

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
Marla Gibbs

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Barack Obama

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. - Oscar Wilde
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
Oscar Wilde

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.
Joyce Meyer
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Wait Translations

wait in Afrikaans is verwag, wag, wag vir
wait in Dutch is wachten, afhalen, te wachten staan
wait in Finnish is odottaa
wait in French is attendent, attendre, attends, attendons, attendez
wait in German is warten, warte, warten
wait in Norwegian is vente
wait in Portuguese is esperar, espera
wait in Spanish is espera
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