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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
References in classic literature ?
If (supposing that you have the star-defying audacity to address such a being) you ask him why, he will probably answer that he does it to avoid being mistaken for a waiter.
I bet you, right now, I can order two beers, loud so he can hear and notice, and then whisper to the waiter to bring one, an', when the one comes, Killeny Boy'll raise a roar with the waiter.
When the waiter came, the man struggled to the middle of the floor.
I had to repeat my order "Devilled kidney," and instead of answering brightly, "Yes, sir," as if my selection of devilled kidney was a personal gratification to him, which is the manner one expects of a waiter, he gazed eagerly out at the window, and then, starting, asked, "Did you say devilled kidney, sir?
The flying waiter then highly polished all the glasses he had brought, and the immovable waiter looked through them.
A waiter paused before their table and offered a salver on which were several cups of coffee and liqueur glasses.
Horser did not immediately reply, but he accepted the glass which the waiter brought him, and after a moment's hesitation drained its contents.
And then to the waiter be betrayed the fact that the minutest coin and himself were strangers.
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.
I didn't know there was any gen'l'man of that name in the house, miss' replied the waiter.
The waiter retired; the breakfast concluded; and the travellers ascended to their respective bedrooms, to prepare a change of clothing, to take with them on their approaching expedition.
He paid no attention to the altercation which was in progress between the waiter and the man at the other end of the dingy room.