Definitions of waiting

  1.   of Wait
  2.   Act of staying attendance.
  3.   the act of waiting ( remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); " the wait was an ordeal for him"
  4.   a. & amp; n. from Wait, v.
  5.   Serving; attending.
  6.   The act of staying in expectation; attendance.
  7.   being and remaining ready and available for use; " waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; " found her mother waiting for them"; " an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; " military forces ready and waiting"
  8.   a. & n. from Wait, v.
  9.   Denoting one who attends on a person.

Antonyms for waiting


Quotes of waiting

  1. When you've toured for about 10 years like me, you end up feeling like you're always waiting for somebody or something. The whole day is a drag. – Ritchie Blackmore
  2. You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. – Craig Bruce
  3. The present moment is nice but it does not last. Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you. – Bruce Catton
  4. We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors. – Malcolm De Chazal
  5. My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership. – James C. Dobson
  6. All the grand work was laid for people who came after me. The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me, so they gave it to two white guys. I think that's what they were waiting for. – Curt Flood
  7. It's odd how people waiting for you stand out far less clearly than people you are waiting for. – Jean Giraudoux
  8. Amin managed to invite both the US and Soviet ambassadors to his palace at the very same time and then deliberately kept them together in his waiting room. – Ryszard Kapuscinski
  9. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting – Stephen Levine
  10. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach- waiting for a gift from the sea. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  11. Perhaps there is no agony worse than the tedium I experienced waiting for Something to Happen. – Lance Loud
  12. Our hope is to deliver an incredibly fun and compelling game that will give the fans more than what they've been waiting for, and show a whole new generation of gamers how much fun it is to live the life of a pirate! – Sid Meier
  13. The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique. – Ivor Novello
  14. Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise. – Karl Rahner
  15. If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine. – Morris West

Usage examples for waiting

  1. Was he waiting for her there? ” – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  2. “ " Ellen has been waiting said the latter in a low voice, looking away. ” – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  3. “ " Your father and mother are waiting for you there. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. “ I told them you would be back, and they are waiting quietly- they will wait all night. ” – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  5. You have been waiting some time to see me? ” – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  6. She stood for a moment looking at him, waiting for him to speak. ” – Jane Oglander by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  7. And Enoch went home to the waiting Jonas. ” – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  8. Do you stay here and I will go to your house at once; my husband will not mind waiting – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. I've been waiting so long. ” – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  10. “ " If you will take this to Miss Thurwell, and tell her that I am waiting I think that she will see me," she said quietly. ” – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. Why do you keep me waiting – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  12. Oh, another 'when, ' another waiting time!" ” – Little Miss Joy by Emma Marshall
  13. Waiting till you should tell me you did not mean what you said. ” – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. It was the waiting woman's child. ” – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  15. “ " Waiting for me, child! ” – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  16. “ I am waiting for it. ” – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  17. “ No, it is waiting for him. ” – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  18. “ Is waiting for you. ” – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  19. You don't mind the waiting – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  20. “ I shouldn't have liked waiting so I suppose it's as well as it is." ” – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

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Idioms for waiting