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n.
A garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume.
n.
One wearing a waistcoat; esp., a woman wearing one uncovered, or thought fit for such a habit; hence, a loose woman; strumpet.
n.
A fabric designed for waistcoats; esp., one in which there is a pattern, differently colored yarns being used.
n.
A seaman, usually a green hand or a broken-down man, stationed in the waist of a vessel of war.
imp. & p. p.
of Wait
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Wait
v. i.
To watch; to observe; to take notice.
v. i.
To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
v. t.
To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
v. t.
To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.
v. t.
To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
v. t.
To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.
v. i.
The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
v. i.
Ambush.
v. i.
One who watches; a watchman.
v. i.
Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.
v. i.
Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.
n.
One who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance, esp. at table.
n.
A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes, etc.; a salver.
a. & n. from Wait, v.

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