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Wait

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(1):

(v. t.) To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.

(2):

(v. i.) The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.

(3):

(v. t.) To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.

(4):

(v. i.) To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.

(5):

(v. i.) To watch; to observe; to take notice.

(6):

(v. t.) To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; - said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.

(7):

(v. i.) Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.

(8):

(v. t.) To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.

(9):

(v. i.) One who watches; a watchman.

(10):

(v. i.) Ambush.

(11):

(v. i.) Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Wait'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/w/wait.html. 1828.

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