Waiting maid
Waiting Wait"ing, a. & n. from {Wait}, v. [1913 Webster]

{In waiting}, in attendance; as, lords in waiting. [Eng.]

{Waiting gentlewoman}, a woman who waits upon a person of rank.

{Waiting maid}, {Waiting woman}, a maid or woman who waits upon another as a personal servant. [1913 Webster]


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  • waiting maid — noun or waiting woman : a maid or woman who waits on another as a personal servant * * * waiting maid, a woman servant, especially one in personal attendance on a lady …   Useful english dictionary

  • waiting-maid — waitˈing maid or waitˈing woman noun (archaic) A female attendant • • • Main Entry: ↑wait …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waiting — Wait ing, a. & n. from {Wait}, v. [1913 Webster] {In waiting}, in attendance; as, lords in waiting. [Eng.] {Waiting gentlewoman}, a woman who waits upon a person of rank. {Waiting maid}, {Waiting woman}, a maid or woman who waits upon another as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waiting gentlewoman — Waiting Wait ing, a. & n. from {Wait}, v. [1913 Webster] {In waiting}, in attendance; as, lords in waiting. [Eng.] {Waiting gentlewoman}, a woman who waits upon a person of rank. {Waiting maid}, {Waiting woman}, a maid or woman who waits upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waiting woman — Waiting Wait ing, a. & n. from {Wait}, v. [1913 Webster] {In waiting}, in attendance; as, lords in waiting. [Eng.] {Waiting gentlewoman}, a woman who waits upon a person of rank. {Waiting maid}, {Waiting woman}, a maid or woman who waits upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maid — Synonyms and related words: abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, babe, baby, bachelor girl, betweenmaid, biddy, broad, chambermaid, chaperon, chick, colleen, companion, cook, cutie, daily, dame, damoiselle, damsel, demoiselle, doll, domestic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • maid — n 1. girl, lass. See maiden(def.1). 2. maidservant, domestic, girl, au pair or au pair girl, upstairs girl, Fr. bonne. chambermaid, Brit. between maid, Brit. Inf. tweeny; maid of all work, Brit. Inf. slavey; handmaid or handmaiden, Archaic.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • waiting — waitingly, adv. /way ting/, n. 1. a period of waiting; pause, interval, or delay. 2. in waiting, in attendance, as upon a royal personage. adj. 3. serving or being in attendance: waiting man; waiting maid; waiting woman. [1150 1200; ME (n.); see… …   Universalium

  • waiting — /ˈweɪtɪŋ/ (say wayting) noun 1. a period of waiting. –adjective 2. that serves or attends: a waiting man; waiting maid. –phrase 3. in waiting, in attendance, as upon a king, queen, prince, etc. {def. 1 (noun) wait + ing1; def. 2 (adjective) wait …   Australian English dictionary

  • waiting — wait•ing [[t]ˈweɪ tɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) a period during which one waits; a pause or delay 2) serving or being in attendance: waiting maid[/ex] • in waiting Etymology: 1150–1200 …   From formal English to slang

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