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British pronunciation/wˈe‍ɪt/
American pronunciation/ˈweɪt/
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to not leave until a person or thing is ready or present or something happens

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to wait definition and meaning
1.1

to be dealt with later in the future

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The repairs on the house can't wait any longer.
The meeting will have to wait until the team is complete.
I know you have questions, but they can wait until after the presentation.
I'm glad you're excited, but the celebration will have to wait until after the exams.
1.2

(of something) to be ready for a particular person to use or have

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Your taxi is waiting by the curb.
The restaurant had a table waiting for our reservation.
There's a surprise gift waiting for you in your room.
They found the bus waiting at the designated stop.
She had a warm cup of tea waiting for her after the cold walk.
02

to work in a restaurant serving meals to customers

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to wish or look for a specific thing to take place, particularly for a long period of time

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the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

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wait definition and meaning
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time during which some action is awaited

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The students had to wait patiently for the exam results.
Please wait a moment while I check on the availability of the item.
Patients are asked to wait in the waiting room until their name is called.
We're patiently waiting for the rain to stop.
If you arrive early, you may have to wait until the restaurant opens.
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