Definition of wait list in English:

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wait list

North American


another term for waiting list.
Example sentences
  • It also wants the government to increase funding to reduce wait lists for surgery at B.C. hospitals and give doctors more say in rebuilding the health system, he said.
  • It had better: Toyota has a six-month-plus wait list.
  • Put it on your wait list and they just mail it to you.


(wait-list) [with object]
Put (someone) on a waiting list.
Example sentences
  • I was clearly informed by Cathay Pacific that I was within the first few wait-listed passengers and I was almost guaranteed the seat if I arrived on time.
  • We reach Dick at the Quebec city airport, where he's wait-listed for a flight to Ottawa.
  • Another disgusted mother told the one private school where her son was wait-listed to just forget it - and put him into public school.
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