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wait·er

 (wā′tər)
n.
1. One who serves at a table, as in a restaurant.
2. A tray or salver.

waiter

(ˈweɪtə)
n
1. (Commerce) a man whose occupation is to serve at table, as in a restaurant
2. (Stock Exchange) an attendant at the London Stock Exchange or Lloyd's who carries messages: the modern equivalent of waiters who performed these duties in the 17th-century London coffee houses in which these institutions originated
3. a person who waits
4. (Ceramics) a tray or salver on which dishes, etc, are carried

wait•er

(ˈweɪ tər)

n.
1. a person, esp. a man, who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.
2. a tray for carrying dishes or a tea service; salver.
3. a person who waits or awaits.
v.i.
4. to work or serve as a waiter.
[1350–1400]
usage: See -person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waiter - a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)waiter - a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
carhop - a waiter at a drive-in restaurant
counterman, counterperson, counterwoman - someone who attends a counter (as in a diner)
dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant - someone employed to provide service in a dining room
sommelier, wine steward, wine waiter - a waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant
waitress - a woman waiter
2.waiter - a person who waits or awaitswaiter - a person who waits or awaits  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
lurcher, lurker, skulker - someone waiting in concealment

waiter

waitress
noun attendant, server, flunkey, steward or stewardess, servant The waiter brought them their bill.
Translations
نَادِلنادِل
číšník
tjener
tarjoilija
konobarkonobaricačekalacčekatelj
pincér
òjónnþjónn
ウェイター
웨이터
čašník
natakar
servitör
บริกรชาย
người hầu bàn nam

waiter

[ˈweɪtəʳ] Ncamarero m, mesero m (Mex), garzón m (S. Cone), mesonero m (Ven)

waiter

[ˈweɪtər] nserveur m

waiter

nKellner m, → Ober m; waiter!(Herr) Ober!

waiter

[ˈweɪtəʳ] ncameriere m

wait

(weit) verb
1. (with for) to remain or stay (in the same place or without doing anything). Wait (for) two minutes (here) while I go inside; I'm waiting for John (to arrive).
2. (with for) to expect. I was just waiting for that pile of dishes to fall!
3. (with on) to serve dishes, drinks etc (at table). This servant will wait on your guests; He waits at table.
noun
an act of waiting; a delay. There was a long wait before they could get on the train.
ˈwaiterfeminine ˈwaitress noun
a person who serves people with food etc at table. She is a waitress in a café; Which waiter served you in the restaurant?
ˈwaiting-list noun
a list of the names of people who are waiting for something. She is on the waiting-list for medical treatment.
ˈwaiting-room noun
a room in which people may wait (eg at a station, doctor's surgery etc).

waiter

نَادِل číšník tjener Kellner σερβιτόρος camarero, mesero tarjoilija serveur konobar cameriere ウェイター 웨이터 kelner servitør kelner empregado de mesa, garçom официант servitör บริกรชาย garson người hầu bàn nam 服务员
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It happened to be a hired waiter who knew nothing about the neighborhood and Jo was looking round for help when Laurie, who had heard what she said, came up and offered his grandfather's carriage, which had just come for him, he said.
She seated herself at a small table alone, and an attentive waiter at once approached to take her order.
hard fares the white waiter who waits upon cannibals.
And he seated himself at the table; the waiter pulled a cork, and he took the bottle and poured three glasses of its contents in succession down his throat.
He walked easily in among the company, and with a nod indicated to his waiter where to place his trunk, bowed to the company, and, with his hat in his hand, walked up leisurely to the bar, and gave in his name as Henry Butter, Oaklands, Shelby County.
When we got back to the hotel, King Arthur's Round Table was ready for us in its white drapery, and the head waiter and his first assistant, in swallow-tails and white cravats, brought in the soup and the hot plates at once.
By and by we asked about it--Tom did and the waiter said it was a man, but he didn't look sick.
Nothing of the sort was visible; and when I asked a waiter if any one had been to inquire after a Miss Eyre, I was answered in the negative: so I had no resource but to request to be shown into a private room: and here I am waiting, while all sorts of doubts and fears are troubling my thoughts.
Rounding his mouth and both his eyes, as he stepped backward from the table, the waiter shifted his napkin from his right arm to his left, dropped into a comfortable attitude, and stood surveying the guest while he ate and drank, as from an observatory or watchtower.
upon which a waiter came running out of a kitchen on the opposite side of the yard to show it, and seemed a good deal surprised when he was only to show it to me.
Wopsle gave us Collins's ode, and threw his bloodstain'd sword in thunder down, with such effect, that a waiter came in and said, "The Commercials underneath sent up their compliments, and it wasn't the Tumblers' Arms.
I cried, "still able to turn water into wine by the divine power of your youth"; and then, turning to the waiter, I ordered a bottle of No.