Wais vs Wait - What's the difference?
As an initialism wais
is (west antarctic ice sheet
As an adjective wait is
As an adverb wait is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await. (Now generally superseded by "wait for".)
* 1992 , (Hilary Mantel), A Place of Greater Safety , Harper Perennial 2007, p. 30:
- Awed with these words, in camps they still abide, / And wait with longing looks their promised guide.
To delay movement or action until some event or time; to remain neglected or in readiness.
* (John Milton)
- The Court had assembled, to wait events, in the huge antechamber known as the Œil de Boeuf.
* (John Dryden)
- They also serve who only stand and wait .
- Haste, my dear father; 'tis no time to wait .
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, passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait
(US) To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.
(obsolete) To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
- He chose a thousand horse, the flower of all / His warlike troops, to wait the funeral.
(obsolete) To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany.
(obsolete) To defer or postpone (a meal).
- Remorse and heaviness of heart shall wait thee, / And everlasting anguish be thy portion.
- to wait dinner
* In sense 1, this is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
* (delay until event) hold one's breath
* can't wait
* wait staff
* wait state
* wait for
* wait on
* wait tables
* waiting room
- I had a very long wait at the airport security check.
- They laid in wait for the patrol.
(obsolete) One who watches; a watchman.
(in the plural, obsolete, UK) Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians.
- an enemy in wait
(in the plural, archaic, UK) Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen. [formerly waites, wayghtes.]
- Hark! are the waits abroad?
- The sound of the waits , rude as may be their minstrelsy, breaks upon the mild watches of a winter night with the effect of perfect harmony.