waiting

[ wey-ting ]
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noun
  1. a period of waiting; pause, interval, or delay.

adjective
  1. serving or being in attendance: waiting man;waiting maid;waiting woman.

Idioms about waiting

  1. in waiting, in attendance, as upon a royal personage.

Origin of waiting

1
First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English (noun); see wait, -ing1, -ing2

Other words from waiting

  • wait·ing·ly, adverb

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