WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
wait•ing  (wāting),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a period of waiting;
    pause, interval, or delay.
  2. in waiting, in attendance, as upon a royal personage.

adj. 
  1. serving or being in attendance:waiting man;waiting maid;waiting woman.
waiting•ly, adv. 
  • 1150–1200; Middle English (noun, nominal); see wait, -ing1, -ing2

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