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waiting US English

The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens

wait US English

Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens

-in-waiting US English

Awaiting a turn, confirmation of a process, etc.

call waiting US English

A service whereby someone making a telephone call is notified of an incoming call and is able to place the first call on hold while answering the second

waiting game US English

A tactic in which one refrains from action for a time in order to act more effectively at a later date or stage

waiting list US English

A list of people waiting for something, especially housing or admission to a school

waiting room US English

A room provided for the use of people who are waiting to be seen by a doctor or dentist or who are waiting in a station for a bus or train

lady-in-waiting US English

A woman who attends a queen or princess

ready and waiting in ready US English

Used to emphasize that someone or something is fully prepared or immediately available

ready and waiting US English

Used to emphasize that someone or something is fully prepared or immediately available

an accident waiting to happen in accident US English

A potentially disastrous situation, typically caused by negligent or faulty procedures

an accident waiting to happen US English

A potentially disastrous situation, typically caused by negligent or faulty procedures

wait on in wait US English

Act as an attendant to (someone)

wait up in wait US English

Not go to bed until someone arrives or something happens

wait on US English

Act as an attendant to (someone)

wait up US English

Not go to bed until someone arrives or something happens

wait for in wait US English

Stay where one is or delay action until (someone) arrives or is ready

wait and see in wait US English

Wait to find out what will happen before doing or deciding something

wait and see US English

Wait to find out what will happen before doing or deciding something

ladies-in-waiting in lady-in-waiting US English

A woman who attends a queen or princess

in the wings in wing US English

Ready to do something or to be used at the appropriate time

in the wings US English

Ready to do something or to be used at the appropriate time

wait on someone hand and foot in hand US English

Attend to all someone’s needs or requests, especially when this is regarded as unreasonable

wait on someone hand and foot US English

Attend to all someone’s needs or requests, especially when this is regarded as unreasonable

wait for the other shoe to drop in shoe US English

Be prepared for a further or consequential event or complication to occur

wait for the other shoe to drop US English

Be prepared for a further or consequential event or complication to occur

waiting English-Spanish

espera f

waiting list English-Spanish

lista f de espera

waiting room English-Spanish

sala f de espera

waiting period English-Spanish

período m de espera

lady-in-waiting English-Spanish

dama f de honor

no waiting in waiting English-Spanish

prohibido estacionar

I am waiting/working in be English-Spanish

estoy esperando/trabajando

would you mind sitting here/waiting? in mind English-Spanish

¿le importaría sentarse aquí/esperar?, siéntese aquí/espere, por favor

we're ready and waiting in ready English-Spanish

estamos listos para lo que sea

have you been waiting long? in have English-Spanish

¿hace mucho que esperas?, ¿llevas mucho rato esperando?

have you been waiting long? in long English-Spanish

¿llevas mucho rato esperando?, ¿hace mucho que esperas?

she's waiting for Mr Right in Mr English-Spanish

está esperando al príncipe azul

sorry to keep you waiting in wait English-Spanish

perdón por hacerlo esperar

I'm waiting for a bus/friend in wait English-Spanish

estoy esperando el autobús/a un amigo


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