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Synonym of Waiting

Waiting Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

Moby Thesaurus
Synonyms and related words:
about to be, agape, agog, all agog, already in sight, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, anxiety, apprehension, approaching, at hand, attendant, attending, awaiting, brewing, certain, cliff-hanging, close, close at hand, coming, confident, dalliance, dallying, dawdling, dillydallying, dread, eager, expectant, expectant waiting, expecting, forearmed, forestalling, forewarned, forthcoming, future, gaping, gathering, going to happen, helping, hopeful, immediate, imminent, impendent, impending, in anticipation, in danger imminent, in expectation, in prospect, in reserve, in store, in the cards, in the offing, in the wind, in view, instant, lingering, looking for, looking forward to, looming, lowering, lurking, menacing, menial, ministering, near, near at hand, nearing, not surprised, on the horizon, optimistic, overhanging, pessimism, prepared, preparing, ready, sanguine, servile, serving, servitorial, sure, suspense, tarriance, tarrying, that will be, threatening, to come, uncertainty, unsurprised, upcoming, waiting for, watching for


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WordNet 2.0

1. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
(synonym) wait
(hypernym) inactivity
(derivation) wait

1. being and remaining ready and available for use; "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"
(synonym) ready and waiting(p)
(similar) ready


1. time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
(synonym) delay, hold, time lag, postponement
(hypernym) pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
(hyponym) extension
(derivation) hold off, hold back
2. the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him"
(synonym) waiting
(hypernym) inactivity

1. stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
(hyponym) ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait
(derivation) waiting
2. wait before acting
(synonym) hold off, hold back
(hypernym) act, move
(hyponym) hold out
(derivation) delay, hold, time lag, postponement
3. look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
(synonym) expect, look, await
(hyponym) expect
(verb-group) expect, anticipate
(derivation) waiter
4. serve as a waiter in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
(hypernym) work
(derivation) waiter, server

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