English definition of “wait”
/weɪt/ verb [I]
STAY › to stay in a place until someone or something arrives or someone or something is ready for you: I'm waiting for Clive. How long did you wait for a taxi? [+ to do sth] I'm still waiting to use the phone.
NOT DO SOMETHING › to not do something until something else happens: We'll wait till Jane gets here before we start eating.
can't wait informal › used to say how excited you are about something that you are going to do: [+ to do sth] I can't wait to see him.
keep sb waiting › to be late so that someone has to wait for you: I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.
wait and see › to wait to discover what will happen: We'll wait and see what she says. → See also be waiting in the wings