waiter

  • 1 Waiter — Wait er, n. 1. One who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance, esp. at table. [1913 Webster] The waiters stand in ranks; the yeomen cry, Make room, as if a duke were passing by. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. A vessel or tray on… …

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  • 2 waiter — (n.) late 14c., attendant, watchman, agent noun from WAIT (Cf. wait) (v.). Sense of servant who waits at tables is from late 15c., originally in reference to household servants; in reference to inns, eating houses, etc., it is attested from 1660s …

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  • 3 waiter — ► NOUN ▪ a man whose job is to serve customers at their tables in a restaurant …

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  • 4 waiter — [wāt′ər] n. [ME waitere, watchman] 1. a person who waits or awaits 2. a man who waits on tables, as in a restaurant 3. a tray for carrying dishes; salver …

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  • 5 waiter —    This has been the professional title of the man who waits upon clients in a restaurant since the midseventeenth century. It replaced the earlier term ‘drawer’.    Mr Narindar Saroop, writing to the Times (3 June 1988) about the difficulty of… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 6 waiter — waiterless, adj. /way teuhr/, n. 1. a person, esp. a man, who waits on tables, as in a restaurant. 2. a tray for carrying dishes, a tea service, etc.; salver. 3. a person who waits or awaits. 4. Obs. an attendant. v.i. 5. to work or serve as a… …

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  • 7 waiter — [[t]we͟ɪtə(r)[/t]] waiters N COUNT A waiter is a man who works in a restaurant, serving people with food and drink. → See also dumb waiter …

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  • 8 waiter */ — UK [ˈweɪtə(r)] / US [ˈweɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms waiter : singular waiter plural waiters a man or boy who brings food and drink to your table in a restaurant or café …

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  • 9 waiter — noun a) A male attendant who serves customers in a restaurant, cafe or similar. Waiter! Theres a fly in my soup. b) Someone who waits, such as at a table. See Also: server, wait, waitress …

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  • 10 waiter — noun Waiter is used after these nouns: ↑cocktail, ↑head …

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  • 11 waiter — wait•er [[t]ˈweɪ tər[/t]] n. 1) a person, esp. a man, who waits on tables, as in a restaurant 2) a tray for carrying dishes or a tea service; salver 3) a person who waits or awaits 4) cvb to work or serve as a waiter • Etymology: 1350–1400 usage …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 waiter —   Kuene, kanaka lawelawe, mea lawelawe.     House waiter, kuene hale …

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  • 13 waiter — noun Date: 15th century 1. one that waits on another; especially a person who waits tables (as in a restaurant) 2. a tray on which something (as a tea service) is carried ; salver …

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  • 14 waiter — North Country (Newcastle) Words the Newcaslte pronunciation of water …

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  • 15 waiter — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. servant, garçon, attendant, steward, servitor, waitress, carhop; tray, salver (see receptacle). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. headwaiter, steward, attendant, server, footman, servant, innkeeper, host,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 waiter — wait|er [ˈweıtə US ər] n ↑glass, ↑bow tie, ↑tray a man who serves food and drink at the tables in a restaurant …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 waiter — wait|er [ weıtər ] noun count * a man or boy who brings food and drink to your table in a restaurant or bar …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 waiter — wait·er || weɪtÉ™(r) n. one who serves tables at a restaurant or pub; someone who waits …

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  • 19 waiter — noun 1》 a man whose job is to serve customers at their tables in a restaurant. 2》 a small tray; a salver …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 waiter — n. 1. Attendant, servant, servitor, lackey, valet. 2. Tray, salver …

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