Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wait for sb”

wait for sb

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with wait   /weɪt/ us  
If something is waiting for you, it has been left or prepared for you to collect, use, enjoy, or deal with when you arrive: An envelope was waiting for me when I got home. Uma had a cup of tea waiting for me, along with a plate of biscuits.
(Definition of wait for sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wait for sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “wait for sb”

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More