HyperDic: waiting

English > 2 senses of the word waiting:
NOUNactwaiting, waitthe act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
ADJECTIVEallwaiting, ready and waitingbeing and remaining ready and available for use
waiting > pronunciation
Soundswey'tihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > waiting: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAnd remaining ready and available for use.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymready and waiting
BroaderreadyCompletely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
English > waiting: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something).
Synonymwait
BroaderinactivityInactive
Spanishaguardada, espera
Catalanespera
Verbswaitstay in one place and anticipate or expect something

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