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“waiting list” in British English

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waiting listnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈweɪ.tɪŋ ˌlɪst/ us /ˈweɪ.t̬ɪŋ ˌlɪst/

(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 places available 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)