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Noun wait has 2 senses
  1. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait - time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
    --1 is a kind of pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
    --1 has particulars: extension; moratorium; retardation
    Derived form: verb wait2
  2. wait, waiting - the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
    --2 is a kind of inactivity
    Derived form: verb wait1
Verb wait has 4 senses
  1. wait - stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
    Derived forms: noun wait2, noun waiter2, noun waiting1
    Sample sentence:
    They wait a long time
  2. wait, hold off, hold back - wait before acting
    --2 is one way to act, move
    Derived forms: noun wait1, noun waiter2
    Sample sentence:
    They wait to move
  3. expect, look, await, wait - look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
    Derived form: noun waiter2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
    => Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  4. wait - serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
    --4 is one way to
    Derived form: noun waiter1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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