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Definition of "waiting" []

  • The act of remaining inactive or stationary. (noun)
  • A period of time spent waiting. (noun)
  • In waiting In attendance, especially at a royal court. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "waiting" in a sentence
  • "I had Riddick on PC waiting in my Newegg shopping cart, just * waiting* for me to apply my Christmastime gift certificate and click Checkout, to make Atari $50 richer."
  • ""Why to be sure Christmas is coming," laughed Mrs. Merrill, "and here I've been waiting and waiting and _waiting_ for you to talk about it till, actually, I thought I'd had to begin myself, if you didn't wake up pretty soon.""
  • "I am waiting -- simply _waiting_, and it is better to let you know that I am not forgetting instead."