Waiting meaning

wātĭng
The act of one that waits.
noun
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Of or for a wait.
adjective
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A period of time spent waiting.
noun
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That serves or is in attendance.
adjective
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The act of remaining inactive or stationary.
noun
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That waits.
adjective
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Present participle of wait.

Your guest has been waiting for you. (progressive) Waiting for something to happen is part of the job. (gerund) They hurried into the waiting car. (participle used as adjective)

verb
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The act of staying or remaining in expectation.
noun
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noun
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Waiting is defined as the process of remaining or staying.

An example of waiting is sitting in a doctor's office for an hour for an appointment.

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The definition of waiting is someone or something that remains or stays.

An example of waiting used as an adjective is in the phrase "a waiting patient."

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in waiting
  • In attendance, especially at a royal court.
idiom
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in waiting
  • in attendance, as on a king or other person of royalty
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
waiting
Plural:
waitings

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in waiting
in waiting