Adjective "waiting" definition and examples

(Waiting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈweɪtɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or event.
  1. 'Mary insists it was worth every waiting minute though and the band themselves were reportedly positive about their experience.'
  2. 'You know there is a three day waiting period to purchase this game?'
  3. 'A waiting period after vasectomy is required to clear the reproductive tract of sperm.'
  4. 'Localized prostate cancer can be either treated with radiation, surgery or watchful waiting.'
  5. 'The inevitable result is that waiting times have grown and now stand at a staggering 53 weeks for a routine MRI scan.'
  6. 'If you download in the mornings, before the US wakes up, there's generally no waiting time.'
  7. 'Then beginning the first stretch of waiting until the blue and red lights and white cars arrived.'
  8. 'Waiting times range from 23 months in Queensland to 54 months in Tasmania.'
  9. 'I was put into the custody of social services after hours of waiting.'
  10. 'I have the patience of a bull ant and cannot stand this waiting business; it's driving me nuts.'
The action or occupation of working as a waiter or waitress.
  1. 'A special thank you to all the enthusiastic young waiting staff who worked so hard and were a pleasure to work with.'
  2. 'Its drive began when generous waiting staff donated a week's tips to the cause.'
Official attendance at court.

    More definitions

    1. a period of waiting; pause, interval, or delay. adjective

    2. serving or being in attendance: waiting man; waiting maid; waiting woman. Idioms

    3. in waiting, in attendance, as upon a royal personage.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be waiting for people."

    "people can be waiting for times."

    "markets can be waiting for places."

    "people can be waiting for days."

    "people can be waiting in/at/on times."

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