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Another word for wait

Verb
  1. To continue to be in a place

  2. Idioms:
    See also:

    continue

  3. To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

  4. See also:

    continue

  5. To put off until a later time

  6. Idioms:
    See also:

    do

Another word for wait

Noun
  1. An act or the time of waiting

  2. See also:

    continue

Idioms:

    upon

  1. To work and care for

  2. upon

  3. To place food before (someone)

Another word for wait

Noun

Synonym Study

  • Tarry and linger imply a staying on after the required or expected time for departure, linger esp. implying that this is deliberate, as from reluctance to leave we tarried in town two days, he lingered at his sweetheart's door
  • Abide , now somewhat archaic, implies a staying fixed for a relatively long period, as in a settled residence he came for a visit and has been abiding here since
  • Remain specifically suggests a staying behind while others go he alone remained at home
  • Stay , a more general term, implies a continuing in a specified place stay there until you hear from me
  • Wait suggests remaining in place in anticipation of something wait for me at the library