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Definizione monolingua wait


wait


Verb

wait (third-person singular simple present waits, present participle waiting, simple past and past participle waited)


  1. (transitive, now rare) To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await. (Now generally superseded by ""wait for"".)
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 30:
      The Court had assembled, to wait events, in the huge antechamber known as the Œil de Boeuf.
  2. (intransitive) To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness.
    Wait here until your car arrives.
  3. (intransitive, US) To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.
    She used to wait down at the Dew Drop Inn.
Noun

wait (plural waits)


  1. A delay.
    I had a very long wait at the airport security check.
  2. An ambush.
    They laid in wait for the patrol.
  3. (obsolete) One who watches; a watchman.
  4. plural Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.
  5. plural Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen. [formerly waites, wayghtes.]
    • (Can we date this quote?) Beaumont and Fletcher
      Hark! are the waits abroad?
    • (Can we date this quote?) Washington Irving
      The sound of the waits, rude as may be their minstrelsy, breaks upon the mild watches of a winter night with the effect of perfect harmony.


Definizione italiano>inglese wait

aspettare
  delay until some event
  To refrain from acting or moving for some duration or until some event occurs.
agguato
aspettarsi
aspettativa
attendere
attesa
imboscata
pazientare
servire
sperare

Altri significati:


Traduzione 'veloce'


aspettare |agguato |aspettarsi |aspettativa |attendere |attesa |imboscata |pazientare |servire |sperare |


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