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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wait /ˈwet/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 等候; 等待( 狀態信號 ) WT

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wait v. t.
 1. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
 Awed with these words, in camps they still abide,
 And wait with longing looks their promised guide.   --Dryden.
 2. To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.  [Obs.]
 3. To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.  [Obs.]
 He chose a thousand horse, the flower of all
 His warlike troops, to wait the funeral.   --Dryden.
 Remorse and heaviness of heart shall wait thee,
 And everlasting anguish be thy portion.   --Rowe.
 4. To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.  [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wait v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waited; p. pr. & vb. n. Waiting.]
 1. To watch; to observe; to take notice.  [Obs.]
 “But [unless] ye wait well and be privy,
 I wot right well, I am but dead,” quoth she.   --Chaucer.
 2. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
    All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.   --Job xiv. 14.
    They also serve who only stand and wait.   --Milton.
    Haste, my dear father; 't is no time to wait.   --Dryden.
 To wait on or To wait upon. (a) To attend, as a servant; to perform services for; as, to wait on a gentleman; to wait on the table. “Authority and reason on her wait.” --Milton. “I must wait on myself, must I?” --Shak. (b) To attend; to go to see; to visit on business or for ceremony. (c) To follow, as a consequence; to await. “That ruin that waits on such a supine temper.” --Dr. H. More. (d) To look watchfully at; to follow with the eye; to watch. [R.] “It is a point of cunning to wait upon him with whom you speak with your eye.” --Bacon. (e) To attend to; to perform. “Aaron and his sons . . . shall wait on their priest's office.” --Num. iii. 10. (f) Falconry To fly above its master, waiting till game is sprung; -- said of a hawk. --Encyc. Brit.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wait, n.
 1. The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
    There is a wait of three hours at the border Mexican town of El Paso.   --S. B. Griffin.
 2. Ambush.  “An enemy in wait.”
 3. One who watches; a watchman.  [Obs.]
 4. pl. Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.  [Obs.]
 5. pl. Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.  [Written formerly wayghtes.]
    Hark! are the waits abroad?   --Beau. & Fl.
    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.   --W. Irving.
 To lay wait, to prepare an ambuscade.
 To lie in wait. See under 4th Lie.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay
           caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the
           action" [syn: delay, hold, time lag, postponement]
      2: the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while
         expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
         [syn: waiting]
      v 1: stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had
           to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
      2: wait before acting [syn: hold off, hold back]
      3: look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were
         expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to
         a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted" [syn: expect,
          look, await]
      4: serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at