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Meaning of “waiting list” in the English Dictionary

"waiting list" in British English

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waiting listnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​list of ​people who have ​asked for something that is not ​immediatelyavailable but will be in the ​future: The ​hospital has a two-year ​waitinglist forminoroperations. The ​course is ​full, but I can put you on the ​waitinglist, in ​case someone ​drops out.
(Definition of waiting list from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"waiting list" in American English

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waiting listnoun [C]

 us   /ˈweɪ·t̬ɪŋ ˌlɪst/
a list of ​people who ​asked for something that is not ​available now but that might be in the ​future: The ​flight is ​full, but I can put you on the waiting list in ​case someone ​cancels.
(Definition of waiting list from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"waiting list" in Business English

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waiting listnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   (US also wait list)
a ​list of ​people who have ​asked for something that is not immediately ​available, but that they will or might be able to receive in the future: put sb on a waiting list There are no more ​placesavailable for that ​session, but I can put you on a waiting ​list. I'm afraid there's a waiting ​list for the new ​phone.
(Definition of waiting list from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “waiting list”
in Chinese (Simplified) 等候者名单…
in Turkish bekleme listesi, yedekler listesi…
in Russian список ожидающих очереди…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等候者名單…
in Polish lista oczekujących…
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