|The act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something).|
How long will I have to wait?
You should have waited for me over there.
The wait was an ordeal for him.
|Time during which some action is awaited.|
Instant replay caused too long a delay.
He ordered a hold in the action.
|Wait before acting.|
The scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment.
|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.