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Part of speech: Verb

To linger or tarry; to remain; to stay in a condition of watching or expecting: with for; as, we waited for her for an hour; to attend or serve; as, to wait upon a table.

Part of speech: Verb

To expect or tarry for; to delay; as, to wait dinner.

Part of speech: Noun

The act of staying, or the length of time during which one stays, in expectation; delay.

Usage examples "wait":
  • It was no good to wait. - "The Soul of a People", H. Fielding.