Definition - waiting

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  1. 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"
  2. serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
  3. being and remaining ready and available for use; "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"
  4. stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
  5. wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"
  6. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"