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Synonym of Wait

Wait Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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wait
Synonyms and related words:
abide, administer to, afterthought, attend, attend on, await, ballad singer, balladeer, bard, be patient, bear with composure, bide, bide the issue, bind, block, blockage, bureaucratic delay, care for, carry on, carry through, chore, dally, dance attendance upon, dawdle, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, detention, dillydally, do for, do service to, double take, dragging, drudge, fili, folk singer, folk-rock singer, forbear, gleeman, halt, hang about, hang around, hang-up, help, hindrance, hold everything, hold on, hold your horses, holdup, interim, jam, jongleur, lackey, lag, lagging, linger, logjam, loiter, look after, maid, mark time, minister to, minnesinger, minstrel, moratorium, obstruction, pander to, paperasserie, pause, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, remain, reprieve, respite, retardance, retardation, rhapsode, rhapsodist, scop, serenader, serve, sit tight, sit up, sit up for, slow-up, slowdown, slowness, stay, stay of execution, stay up, stay up for, stick, stick around, stop, stoppage, street singer, strolling minstrel, suspension, sweat, sweat it out, sweat out, take care of, take time, tarry, tend, tie-up, time lag, troubadour, trovatore, upon, valet, wait a minute, wait and see, wait for, wait it out, wait on, wait up for, wandering minstrel, watch, watch and wait, work for
  

  



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WordNet 2.0
wait

Noun
1. time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
(synonym) delay, hold, time lag, postponement
(hypernym) pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
(hyponym) extension
(derivation) hold off, hold back
2. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
(synonym) waiting
(hypernym) inactivity

Verb
1. stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
(hyponym) ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait
(derivation) waiting
2. wait before acting
(synonym) hold off, hold back
(hypernym) act, move
(hyponym) hold out
(derivation) delay, hold, time lag, postponement
3. 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"
(synonym) expect, look, await
(hyponym) expect
(verb-group) expect, anticipate
(derivation) waiter
4. serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
(hypernym) work
(derivation) waiter, server

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