Wait Wait, v. t. 1. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders. [1913 Webster]

Awed with these words, in camps they still abide, And wait with longing looks their promised guide. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He chose a thousand horse, the flower of all His warlike troops, to wait the funeral. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Remorse and heaviness of heart shall wait thee, And everlasting anguish be thy portion. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

4. To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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