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King James Dictionary
WAIT, The sense is to stop, or to continue.
1. To stay or rest in expectation to stop or remain stationary, till the arrival of some person or event. Thus we say, I went to the place of meeting, and there waited an hour for the moderator or chairman. I will go to the hotel, and there wait till you come. We will wait for the mail.
2. To stay proceedings, or suspend any business, in expectation of some person, event, or the arrival of some hour. The court was obliged to wait for a witness.
3. To rest in expectation and patience.
All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Job 14 .
4. To stay not to depart.
Haste, my dear father, tis no time to wait.
5. To stay to continue by reason of hindrance.
6. To lie in ambush, as an enemy.
Such ambush waited to intercept thy way.
To wait on or upon, to attend, as a servant to perform menial services for as, to wait on a gentleman to wait on the table.
To wait on,
1. To attend to go to see to visit on business or for ceremony. Tell the gentleman I will wait on him at ten oclock.
2. To pay servile or submissive attendance.
3. To follow, as a consequence as the ruin that waits on such a supine temper. Instead of this, we use await.
4. To look watchfully.
It is a point of cunning to wait on him with whom you speak, with your eye. Unusual.
5. To attend to to perform.
Aaron and his sons shall wait on their priests office. Numbers 3 , 8. Romans 12 .
6. To be ready to serve to obey. Psalms 25 . Proverbs 20 .
To wait at, to attend in service to perform service at. 1 Corinthians 9 .
To wait for, to watch, as an enemy. Job 15 .
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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
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