Wait-a-while Wait"-a-while`, n. (a) One of the Australian wattle trees ({Acacia colletioides}), so called from the impenetrability of the thicket which it makes. (b) same as {Wait-a-bit}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wait-a-while — waitˈ a while noun 1. A wait a bit 2. An Australian wattle growing in dense thickets • • • Main Entry: ↑wait …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wait-a-while — may refer to:* Acacia cuspidifolia , a plant that occurs in Western Australia * Smilax australis , a vine that occurs in eastern Australia‎ and the Northern Territory …   Wikipedia

  • wait-a-while — /ˈweɪt ə waɪl/ (say wayt uh wuyl) noun 1. any of various plants bearing thorns or prickly appendages, especially Acacia colletioides, of the drier regions of southern Australia. 2. → lawyer vine. {transferred use of wait a bit or wait a while,… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • wait-a-bit — /ˈweɪt ə bɪt/ (say wayt uh bit) noun 1. any of various plants bearing thorns or prickly appendages, as a procumbent herb, Harpagophytum procumbens, of southern Africa. 2. → wait a while. {translation of Afrikaans wacht een beetje, from the thorns …   Australian English dictionary

  • wait a minute/moment/second — 1 used to tell someone to stop and wait briefly Wait a minute. I need to tie my shoe. Please wait one moment while I take this call. If you would just wait a second, I could explain what happened. 2 used to interrupt someone or something because… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wait a Minute (Pussycat Dolls song) — Infobox Single Name = Wait a Minute Artist = Pussycat Dolls featuring Timbaland Album = PCD B side = Right Now (NBA version) Released = November 2006 (U.S.) December 4 2006 (UK) February 24 2007 (Australia) March 16 2007 (Germany) Format = CD… …   Wikipedia

  • wait a minute — BE PATIENT, wait a moment/second, just a moment/minute/second, hold on; informal hang on, hold your horses; Brit. informal hang about. → minute * * * wait a minute/moment/second idiom 1. to wait for a short time • …   Useful english dictionary

  • a while — ◊ awhile Awhile is an adverb used after a verb. It means for a short period of time . I may have to stay there awhile. Can t you just wait awhile? ◊ a while A while is an indefinite period of time. You can say that someone does something …   Useful english dictionary

  • a while — awhile, a while Both expressions have the same origin in the word while, but it should be noted that awhile is strictly adverbial whereas a while is a noun phrase (very often preceded by for): • When he reached the street sign he stopped awhile… …   Modern English usage

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