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wait
British English: /weɪt/
American English: /weɪt/

Translation of wait in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 2 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية) to wait tables

    عَمِلَ كَنادِلٍ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    (in expectation) (people, trains)
    انْتَظَرَ
    please wait here

    انْتَظِرْ هُنا رَجاءً
    to wait for a friend/taxi

    انْتَظَرَ صَديقاً \ سَيّارةَ تاكْسي
    to wait for somebody to do something

    انْتَظَرَ شَخْصاً لِيَقومَ بِفِعْلِ شَيْءٍ
    to keep somebody waiting

    جَعَلَ شَخْصاً يَنْتَظِرُ
    to wait for something to happen

    انْتَظَرَ حُدوثَ شَيْءٍ
    it was worth waiting for

    اسْتَحَقَّ الأَمْرُ الانْتِظارَ
    I'm waiting to use the phone

    أَنْتَظِرُ لِكَيْ أَسْتَعْمِلَ الهاتِفَ
    the train waiting at platform 3, is the 4.15 to London

    القِطارُ الّذي يَنْتَظِرُ على الرَصيفِ 3 هو الّذي سَيَتَّجِهُ إلى لَنْدَن في الساعةِ 4.15
    the goods are waiting to be collected

    البَضائِعُ في انْتِظارِ مَنْ يَأْتي لِأَخْذِها
  • 2
    (to be postponed) (meal, calls)
    تَأَجَّلَ
    it can/can't wait

    يُمْكِنُ \ لا يُمْكِنُ تَأْجيلُهُ
  • 3 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) (to serve) to wait at table

    عَمِلَ كَنادِلٍ

noun/اسم

  • an hour's wait

    انْتِظار ساعةٍ
    to have a long/short wait

    انْتَظَرَ طَويلاً \ لِفَتْرةٍ قَصيرةٍ

Idioms

can't wait for something/until something


تاقَ لِحُدوثِ شَيْءٍ
I can't wait for him to be back home

أَتوقُ لِعَوْدَتِهِ إلى البَيْتِ
I can't wait till we hear the result

أَتوقُ لِمَعْرِفةِ النَتيجةِ

to lie in wait for somebody


تَرَبَّصَ بِشَخْصٍ

Phrasal verbs

wait around

wait about (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
to wait around for her/the bus to arrive

انْتَظَرَها \ انْتَظَرَ وُصولَ الحافِلةِ

wait behind

(class) (بعد انْتِهاءِ شَيْءٍ) انْتَظَرَ بُرْهةً
to wait behind for somebody

انْتَظَرَ شَخْصاً بُرْهةً

wait in

(British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)

انْتَظَرَ في البَيْتِ
to wait in for somebody

انْتَظَرَ شَخْصاً في البَيْتِ

wait on

wait on [somebody]
(to serve)
خَدَمَ [شَخْصاً] كَنادِلٍ
to wait on somebody hand and foot

سَهِرَ على خِدْمةِ شَخْصٍ
wait on [something]

انْتَظَرَ [شَيْئاً] (the result, permission)

wait out

wait [something] out, wait out [something]

انْتَظَرَ إلى النِهايةِ (the storm, recession)

wait up

1 to wait up for somebody

بَقِيَ مُسْتَيْقِظاً في انْتِظارِ شَخْصٍ
2 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية) (to stay patiently) wait up!

انْتَظِرْ!

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