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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 ?
Now the Princess came walking past with all her ladies-in- waiting, and when she heard the tune she stood still and her face beamed with joy, for she also could play 'Where is Augustus dear?
He will find the message waiting for him, at the end of his journey.
Try as I might to repel it, there was one foreboding thought that pressed closer and closer on my mind as the interval of waiting wore its weary way on.
On the appointed day Prince Andrew entered Count Arakcheev's waiting room at nine in the morning.
I am going on board myself at once," the captain proceeded, "but I must ask you to keep your boat waiting for half an hour more.
Though none of them liked to admit it, Ned's words had caused his three friends some anxiety, and though they busied themselves about the camp there was an air of waiting impatiently for something to occur.
What, if she was waiting to throw him off his guard, and escape from him at the first opportunity?
BETWEEN nine and ten o clock the same evening, Louisa, waiting anxiously, heard the long-expected knock at the house door.
I like that after keeping me waiting all this time.
Then out you come, and you find me waiting with a couple of horses, and we'll ride over the landscape so as you can see the prettiest parts of the ranch the first thing.
Your Lordship, I positively declare, encouraged me to try the experiment without waiting.
So Mac resigned himself, and Rose waited dutifully till dinner-time assured her that her waiting was in vain.