[ US /ˈweɪtɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /wˈe‍ɪtɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    the wait was an ordeal for him
  1. being and remaining ready and available for use
    an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests
    military forces ready and waiting
    found her mother waiting for them
    waiting cars and limousines lined the curb
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How To Use waiting In A Sentence

  • Let's go inside and drink coffee while we wait - likely the lords will keep us waiting all day before they blather their way to a decision. THE BROKEN GOD
  •     Hesper, awaiting thee each sentinel holdeth alarum. Poems and Fragments
  • Eiki (aka the inheritor of Zhuge Liang's fan) hates waiting for her lovers to perform. Comments for Azure Flame
  • I don't see the point of waiting for her, she is probably not coming.
  • Thelma has several drug-related convictions and is awaiting trial on a charge of violent disorder.
  • he was waiting for them at the rendezvous
  • Are the forces of fallacy still out there, waiting to reassume their hold? Times, Sunday Times
  • And then, in the pouring rain, a half-dozen supporters stood around waiting for the media to show up.
  • Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press A displaced child, whose family fled from the Khyber tribal region due to military operations, held onto her mother while waiting to register at the Jalozai camp on the outskirt of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday. Asia in Pictures
  • As I approached the house I saw a tall man in a Scotch bonnet with a coat which was buttoned up to his chin waiting outside in the bright semicircle which was thrown from the fanlight. Sole Music
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