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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.
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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