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WAITING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does waiting mean? 

WAITING (noun)
  The noun WAITING has 1 sense:

1. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

  Familiarity information: WAITING used as a noun is very rare.


WAITING (adjective)
  The adjective WAITING has 1 sense:

1. being and remaining ready and available for use

  Familiarity information: WAITING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WAITING (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

waiting; wait

Context example:

the wait was an ordeal for him

Hypernyms ("waiting" is a kind of...):

inactivity (being inactive; being less active)


WAITING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Being and remaining ready and available for use

Synonyms:

ready and waiting; waiting

Context examples:

waiting cars and limousines lined the curb / found her mother waiting for them / an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests / military forces ready and waiting

Similar:

ready (completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress)


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