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Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WAIT, verb intransitive [The sense is to stop, or to continue.]

1. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary, till the arrival of some person or event. Thus we say, I went to the place of meeting, and there waited an hour for the moderator or chairman. I will go to the hotel, and there wait till you come. We will wait for the mail.

2. To stay proceedings, or suspend any business, in expectation of some person, event, or the arrival of some hour. The court was obliged to wait for a witness.

3. To rest in expectation and patience.

All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come. Job 14:14.

4. To stay; not to depart.

Haste, my dear father, tis no time to wait

5. To stay; to continue by reason of hindrance.

6. To lie in ambush, as an enemy.

Such ambush waited to intercept thy way.

To wait on or upon, to attend, as a servant; to perform menial services for; as, to wait on a gentleman; to wait on the table.

To wait on,

1. To attend; to go to see; to visit on business or for ceremony. Tell the gentleman I will wait on him at ten oclock.

2. To pay servile or submissive attendance.

3. To follow, as a consequence; as the ruin that waits on such a supine temper. [Instead of this, we use await.]

4. To look watchfully.

It is a point of cunning to wait on him with whom you speak, with your eye. [Unusual.]

5. To attend to; to perform.

Aaron and his sons shall wait on their priests office. Numbers 3:10, 8. Romans 12:7.

6. To be ready to serve; to obey. Psalms 25:3. Proverbs 20:22.

To wait at, to attend in service; to perform service at. 1 Corinthians 9:13.

To wait for, to watch, as an enemy. Job 15:22.

WAIT, verb transitive

1. To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of the arrival of.

Awd with these words, in camps they still abide, and wait with longing eyes their promisd guide. [Elliptical for wait for.]

2. To attend; to accompany with submission or respect.

He chose a thousand horse, the flowr of all his warlike troops, to wait the funeral. [This use is not justifiable, but by poetical license.]

3. To attend as a consequence of something.

Such doom waits luxury--

[Not in use. In this sense we use attend or attend on.]

WAIT, noun Ambush. As a noun, this word is used only in certain phrases. To lie in wait is to lie in ambush; to be secreted in order to fall by surprise on an enemy; hence figuratively, to lay snares, or to make insidious attempts, or to watch for the purpose of ensnaring. Joshua 8:4.

In wait is used in a like sense by Milton.

To lay wait to set an ambush. Jeremiah 9:8.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WAITER, noun

1. One who waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance.

The waiters stand in ranks; the yeoman cry, make room, as if a duke were passing by.

2. A server; a vessel on which tea furniture, etc. is carried.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WAITING, participle present tense Staying in expectation.

WAITING on, attending; accompanying; serving.

WAITING for, staying for the arrival of.

WAITING at, staying or attending at in expectation or in service.

In waiting in attendance.

Naves Topical Index
Waiting upon God

As the God of providence
Jeremiah 14:22

As the God of salvation
Psalms 25:5

As the giver of all temporal blessings
Psalms 104:27-28; Psalms 145:15-16

For mercy
Psalms 123:2

For pardon
Psalms 39:7-8

For the consolation of Israel
Luke 2:25

For salvation
Genesis 49:18; Psalms 62:1-2

For guidance and teaching
Psalms 25:5

For protection
Psalms 33:20; Psalms 59:9-10

For the fulfillment of His word
Habakkuk 2:3

For the fulfillment of His promises
Acts 1:4

For hope of righteousness by faith
Galatians 5:5

For the coming of Christ
1 Corinthians 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 1:10

Is good
Psalms 52:9

God calls us to
Zephaniah 3:8

Exhortations and encouragements to
Psalms 27:14; Psalms 37:7; Hosea 12:6

Should be done with the soul
Psalms 62:1; Psalms 62:5

Should be done with earnest desire
Psalms 130:6

Should be done with patience
Psalms 37:7; Psalms 40:1

Should be done with resignation
Lamentations 3:26

Should be done with hope in His word
Psalms 130:5

Should be done with full confidence
Micah 7:7

Should be done continually
Hosea 12:6

Should be done all the day
Psalms 25:5

Should be done especially in adversity
Psalms 59:1-9; Isaiah 8:17

Should be done in the way of His judgments
Isaiah 26:8

Saints resolve on
Psalms 52:9; Psalms 59:9

Saints have expectation from
Psalms 62:5

Saints plead, in prayer
Psalms 25:21; Isaiah 33:2

The patience of saints often tried in
Psalms 69:3

They who engage in:

Wait upon Him only
Psalms 62:5

Are heard
Psalms 40:1

Are blessed
Isaiah 30:18; Daniel 12:12

Experience His goodness
Lamentations 3:25

Shall not be ashamed
Psalms 25:3; Isaiah 49:23

Shall renew their strength
Isaiah 40:31

Shall inherit the earth
Psalms 37:9

Shall be saved
Proverbs 20:22; Isaiah 25:9

Shall rejoice in salvation
Isaiah 25:9

Shall receive the glorious things prepared by God for them
Isaiah 64:4

Predicted of the Gentiles
Isaiah 42:4; Isaiah 60:9

Psalms 123:2; Luke 12:36; James 5:7


Genesis 49:18

Psalms 39:7

Isaiah 8:17

Micah 7:7

Mark 15:43

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WAITING-MAID, WAITING-WOMAN, noun An upper servant who attends a lady. Waiting-gentlewoman is sometimes, though less commonly used.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WAITING-MAID, WAITING-WOMAN noun An upper servant who attends a lady. Waiting-gentlewoman is sometimes, though less commonly used.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WAITS, noun

1. Itinerant nocturnal musicians. [Not in use.]

2. Nocturnal musicians who attended great men.