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Definitions and Synonyms of waiting | Another word for waiting | What is waiting?

Definition 1: the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where waiting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wait was an ordeal for him

Synonyms for waiting in the sense of this definition

(waiting is a kind of ...) being inactive; being less active

Definition 2: being and remaining ready and available for use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where waiting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for waiting in the sense of this definition

(waiting is similar to ...) completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

"get ready" "she is ready to resign" "the bridge is ready to collapse" "I am ready to work" "ready for action" "ready for use" "the soup will be ready in a minute" "ready to learn to read"

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