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- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
WAIT, verb intransitive [The sense is to stop, or to continue.]
1. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary, till the arrival of some person or event. Thus we say, I went to the place of meeting, and there waited an hour for the moderator or chairman. I will go to the hotel, and there wait till you come. We will wait for the mail.
2. To stay proceedings, or suspend any business, in expectation of some person, event, or the arrival of some hour. The court was obliged to wait for a witness.
3. To rest in expectation and patience.
All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come. Job 14:14.
4. To stay; not to depart.
Haste, my dear father, tis no time to wait
5. To stay; to continue by reason of hindrance.
6. To lie in ambush, as an enemy.
Such ambush waited to intercept thy way.
To wait on or upon, to attend, as a servant; to perform menial services for; as, to wait on a gentleman; to wait on the table.
To wait on,
1. To attend; to go to see; to visit on business or for ceremony. Tell the gentleman I will wait on him at ten oclock.
2. To pay servile or submissive attendance.
3. To follow, as a consequence; as the ruin that waits on such a supine temper. [Instead of this, we use await.]
4. To look watchfully.
It is a point of cunning to wait on him with whom you speak, with your eye. [Unusual.]
5. To attend to; to perform.
To wait at, to attend in service; to perform service at. 1 Corinthians 9:13.
To wait for, to watch, as an enemy. Job 15:22.
WAIT, verb transitive
1. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of the arrival of.
Awd with these words, in camps they still abide, and wait with longing eyes their promisd guide. [Elliptical for wait for.]
2. To attend; to accompany with submission or respect.
He chose a thousand horse, the flowr of all his warlike troops, to wait the funeral. [This use is not justifiable, but by poetical license.]
3. To attend as a consequence of something.
Such doom waits luxury--
[Not in use. In this sense we use attend or attend on.]
WAIT, noun Ambush. As a noun, this word is used only in certain phrases. To lie in wait is to lie in ambush; to be secreted in order to fall by surprise on an enemy; hence figuratively, to lay snares, or to make insidious attempts, or to watch for the purpose of ensnaring. Joshua 8:4.
In wait is used in a like sense by Milton.
To lay wait to set an ambush. Jeremiah 9:8.
1. One who waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance.
The waiters stand in ranks; the yeoman cry, make room, as if a duke were passing by.
2. A server; a vessel on which tea furniture, etc. is carried.
WAITING, participle present tense Staying in expectation.
WAITING on, attending; accompanying; serving.
WAITING for, staying for the arrival of.
WAITING at, staying or attending at in expectation or in service.
In waiting in attendance.
As the God of providence
As the God of salvation
For the consolation of Israel
For guidance and teaching
For the fulfillment of His word
For the fulfillment of His promises
For hope of righteousness by faith
God calls us to
Should be done with earnest desire
Should be done with resignation
Should be done with hope in His word
Should be done with full confidence
Should be done continually
Should be done all the day
Should be done in the way of His judgments
Saints have expectation from
The patience of saints often tried in
They who engage in:
Wait upon Him only
Experience His goodness
Shall renew their strength
Shall inherit the earth
Shall rejoice in salvation
Shall receive the glorious things prepared by God for them
WAITING-MAID, WAITING-WOMAN, noun An upper servant who attends a lady. Waiting-gentlewoman is sometimes, though less commonly used.
WAITING-MAID, WAITING-WOMAN noun An upper servant who attends a lady. Waiting-gentlewoman is sometimes, though less commonly used.
1. Itinerant nocturnal musicians. [Not in use.]
2. Nocturnal musicians who attended great men.