Definition of waiting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwādiNG/


1The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens.
Example sentences
  • The inevitable result is that waiting times have grown and now stand at a staggering 53 weeks for a routine MRI scan.
  • No forms to fill out, no instant check, no waiting period.
  • Blair led the way out of the office and into the larger waiting area.
2Official attendance at court. See also lady-in-waiting.

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Syllabification: wait·ing

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