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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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