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Definition of wait:

  1. Ambush.
  2. Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.
  3. Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.
  4. One who watches; a watchman.
  5. The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
  6. To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.
  7. To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
  8. To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; - said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.
  9. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
  10. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
  11. To watch; to observe; to take notice.


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