- 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
- 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
- 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
They wait a long time
- wait, hold off, hold back - wait before acting
--2 is one way to act, move
Derived forms: noun wait1, noun waiter2
They wait to move
- 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
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s VERB-ing
=> Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
- wait - serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
--4 is one way to work
Derived form: noun waiter1