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wait·ing

 (wā′tĭng)
n.
1. The act of remaining inactive or stationary.
2. A period of time spent waiting.
Idiom:
in waiting
In attendance, especially at a royal court.

waiting

(ˈweɪtɪŋ)
n
the act of staying in one place or remaining inactive in expectation of something

wait•ing

(ˈweɪ tɪŋ)

n.
1. a period during which one waits; a pause or delay.
adj.
2. serving or being in attendance: waiting maid.
Idioms:
in waiting, in attendance, esp. upon a royal personage: ladies in waiting.
[1150–1200]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waiting - the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)waiting - the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
inactivity - being inactive; being less active
Adj.1.waiting - being and remaining ready and available for usewaiting - being and remaining ready and available for use; "waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; "found her mother waiting for them"; "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; "military forces ready and waiting"
ready - completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"

waiting

noun
An act or the time of waiting:
Translations

waiting

[ˈweɪtɪŋ]
A. N
1.espera f
the waiting seemed endlessla espera parecía interminable
he decided that the waiting had gone on long enoughdecidió que ya se había esperado bastante
"no waiting"prohibido aparcar, prohibido estacionarse (esp LAm)
a prime minister/government in waitingun primer ministro/gobierno en potencia
2. (frm) (= service) → servicio m
to be in waiting on sbestar de servicio con algn
B. CPD waiting game N to play a waiting gameesperar la ocasión apropiada
waiting list Nlista f de espera
waiting room Nsala f de espera

waiting

[ˈweɪtɪŋ] n
attente f
"no waiting" (British)"stationnement interdit"waiting game n
to play a waiting game → attendre son heurewaiting list nliste f d'attente
to be on the waiting list → être sur la liste d'attente
to be on the waiting list for sth → être sur la liste d'attente pour qchwaiting room nsalle f d'attente

waiting

n
Warten nt; all this waiting (around)dieses ewige Warten, diese ewige Warterei (inf); no waitingHalteverbot nt
(= royal service) those in waiting at the court …wer bei Hof dient
(by waiter etc) → Servieren nt, → Bedienen nt

waiting

:
waiting game
nWartespiel nt; to play a waitingein Wartespiel spielen; the siege/negotiations developed into a waitingdie Belagerung entwickelte sich/die Verhandlungen entwickelten sich zu einer Geduldsprobe
waiting list
nWarteliste f
waiting room
nWarteraum m; (at doctor’s) → Wartezimmer nt; (in railway station) → Wartesaal m

waiting

[ˈweɪtɪŋ] nattesa (Brit) (Aut) "no waiting""divieto di sosta"

waiting

n. espera; demora;
___ roomsala de ___.
References in classic literature ?
Although he still hungered for the presence of the boy, who was the medium through which he expressed his love of man, the hunger became again a part of his loneli- ness and his waiting.
The professors here are waiting for Beecher to come.
Shimerda back to the dugout, where grandmother was waiting for me.
At the other end of the scale, the percentage of patients waiting less than 26 weeks for treatment dropped to 83.
4% of patients had been waiting for longer than eight weeks at the end of September, but this is down from 28.
The statistics, released by the Welsh Government yesterday, show an extra 1,195 patients waiting for this length of time compared to those in May.
We will abolish Labor's 'waiting list for the waiting list'," she said in March 2011.
After waiting from the comfort of home, eight out of 10 patients using InQuicker wait less than 15 minutes in the ER waiting room before seeing a health care provider.
over an horizon or Around a bend, waiting like a leaf for wind, Waiting
Since May 2010, 39% more patients are waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment, the Department of Health admitted.
1% of patients on the region's waiting lists in February.
At the end of May, 15,900 people were waiting more than six weeks for one of 15 key tests, including MRI, CT and heart scans, ultrasound and colonoscopies - up by 12,400 on May 2010 and a monthly jump of 1,800.