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Etymology

From Old Northern French waitier, a variant of Old French guatier (modern guetter ‘watch for’), from Germanic.

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Verb

Infinitive
to wait

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wait (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await
    You'll just have to wait your turn.
  2. (intransitive) To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness
    Wait here until your car arrives.
  3. (intransitive) To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.
    She used to wait down at the Dew Drop Inn.

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Noun

Singular
wait

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  1. A delay.
    I had a very long wait at the airport security check.

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