waitverb [ I ]uk /weɪt/ us /weɪt/
no waiting UK US no standing
- In hindsight, it would have been better to wait.
- A small group of children waited outside the door.
- She was very tense as she waited for the interview.
- I hate waiting for public transport.
- We can buy our duty-free while we're waiting at the airport.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
ExpectWe use expect to say that we believe that something will happen. We use expect in the following main patterns: …
HopeWe use hope when we do not know whether something will happen or not but we want it to happen. We use hope in the following patterns: …
WaitWe use wait when we refer to letting time pass because we are expecting that something is going to happen. We use wait in the following main patterns: …
waitnoun [ S ]uk /weɪt/ us /weɪt/
- We had a long wait for the bus.
- The wait for the train was very boring.