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Pronunciation: /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 (VIII) please wait here انْتَظِرْ هُنا رَجاءً to wait for a friend/taxi انْتَظَرَ صَديقاً \ سَيّارةَ تاكْسي to wait for sb to do sth انْتَظَرَ شَخْصاً لِيَقومَ بِفِعْلِ شَيْءٍ to keep sb waiting جَعَلَ شَخْصاً يَنْتَظِرُ to wait for sth 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 (V) it can/can't wait يُمْكِنُ \ لا يُمْكِنُ تَأْجيلُهُ
  • 3 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) (to serve) to wait at table عَمِلَ كَنادِلٍ


  • انْتِظار an hour's wait انْتِظار ساعةٍ to have a long/short wait انْتَظَرَ طَويلاً \ لِفَتْرةٍ قَصيرةٍ


can't wait for sth/until sth

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 sb

تَرَبَّصَ بِشَخْصٍ

Phrasal verbs

wait around

wait about (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
انْتَظَرَ (VIII) 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 sb انْتَظَرَ شَخْصاً بُرْهةً

wait in

(British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
انْتَظَرَ في البَيْتِ to wait in for sb انْتَظَرَ شَخْصاً في البَيْتِ

wait on

wait on [sb] (to serve) خَدَمَ [شَخْصاً] كَنادِلٍ to wait on sb hand and foot سَهِرَ على خِدْمةِ شَخْصٍ
wait on [sth] انْتَظَرَ [شَيْئاً] [the result] [permission]

wait out

wait [sth] outwait out [sth] انْتَظَرَ إلى النِهايةِ [the storm] [recession]

wait up

(to stay awake) بَقِيَ مُسْتَيْقِظاً to wait up for sb بَقِيَ مُسْتَيْقِظاً في انْتِظارِ شَخْصٍ 1.1 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية) (to stay patiently) wait up! انْتَظِرْ!

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