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waiting

[ wey-ting ]
/ ˈweɪ tɪŋ /
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noun
a period of waiting; pause, interval, or delay.
adjective
serving or being in attendance: waiting man;waiting maid;waiting woman.
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Idioms about waiting

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

Origin of waiting

1150–1200; Middle English (noun); see wait, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM waiting

wait·ing·ly, adverb
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