简明英汉词典

wait
[weit]
v.
(~ for)等待, 等候
n.
等待, 等待时间

美国传统词典[双解]

wait
wait
AHD:[w3t]
D.J.[weit]
K.K.[wet]
v.(动词)
wait.edwait.ingwaits
v.intr.(不及物动词)

(1)

To remain or rest in expectation:
期待,等待:期望中保持或休息:
waiting for the guests to arrive.See Synonyms at stay 1
等待客人的到来参见 stay1

(2)

To tarry until another catches up.
停留:滞留直至别人追上

(3)

To remain or be in readiness:
等待:保留或处于准备状态:
lunch waiting on the table.
午餐在桌上放着

(4)

To remain temporarily neglected, unattended to, or postponed:
延迟:暂时被忽略、不照料或推迟:
The trip will have to wait.
旅行还得推迟

(5)

To work as a waiter or waitress.
服侍:作招待或女招待
v.tr.(及物动词)

(1)

To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
等:期待某事;等:
wait one's turn.
等待轮到自己

(2)

Informal To delay (a meal or an event); postpone:
【非正式用语】 推迟:推迟(就餐或事件);阻延:
They waited lunch for us.
他们为我们而推迟午餐

(3)

To be a waiter or waitress at:
担任侍者:在…作招待或女招待:
wait tables.
在桌旁服务
n.(名词)

(1)

The act of waiting or the time spent waiting.
等:等的行为或等候的时间

(2)

Chiefly British
【多用于英国】

(3)

One of a group of musicians employed, usually by a city, to play in parades or public ceremonies.
公共乐队队员:常被一个城市雇佣的一队音乐家,在游行或公共仪式中演出

(4)

One of a group of musicians or carolers who perform in the streets at Christmastime.
沿街唱圣诗的人们:圣诞节时在街上演出的一乐队或唱圣歌的人

常用词组

wait on 或

wait upon

(1)

To serve the needs of; be in attendance on.
满足…的需要;服侍

(2)

To make a formal call on; visit.
造访:正式拜访;访问

(3)

To follow as a result; depend on.
作为一个结果;依赖于

(4)

To await:
等待:
They're waiting on my decision.
他们在等我的决定

wait out
To delay until the termination of:
推迟直至结束为止:
wait out a war; waited out the miniskirt craze.
直等到战争结束;等到迷你裙风潮过后

wait up

(1)

To postpone going to bed in anticipation of something or someone.
熬夜等候:为等待某事或某人而推迟睡觉

(2)

Informal To stop or pause so that another can catch up:
【非正式用语】 等:为使别人赶上而停止或暂停:
Let's wait up for the stragglers.
让我们等等掉队的人

语源

(1)

Middle English waiten
中古英语 waiten

(2)

from Old North French waitier [to watch]
源自 古法国北方方言 waitier [看]

(3)

[of Germanic origin] * see weg-
[日耳曼语源] *参见 weg-

用法
For more than a hundred years critics have stigmatized the use of wait on ( and somewhat less frequently wait upon ) to mean roughly “await” or “wait for,” as in We are still waiting on the committee vote. This use is so widespread in both educated speech and reputable writing that the traditional objections have come to seem unnecessary.
一百多年来评论家一直贬低wait on ( 有时也较少使用wait upon ) 作为“等待”或“等候”意义的用法,如在我们仍在等待委员会的投票。 这种用处在演讲和写作中用的是如此普遍,以至于原来的反对已经看起来不必要了

现代英汉词典

wait
[weIt]
vi., vt.

(1)

等,等候,等待
to wait for a bus
等公共汽车
I'm waiting for James to arrive.
我正等着詹姆斯的到来。
I bought a paper and waited for the train.
我买了一张报纸就等火车了。
Please wait a minute.
请等一会儿。
Don't wait dinner for me.
别等我吃晚饭。
We're waiting for an answer.
我等着回答。

(2)

耽搁;推迟;延缓
to wait until next week
推迟到下星期

(3)

服侍;服务;侍候
The customer had not been waited on for quite a long time so he drummed on the table with his fingers.
顾客好长时间没人招呼他,于是就用手指在桌上咚咚地敲。
This servant will wait on your guests.
这个服务员将为你的客人服务。

习惯用语

wait at table
侍候进餐
He waits at table.
接待餐桌上的顾客。
(= wait on table)

词性变化
n.

(1)

等,等候
There was a long wait before they could get on the train.
他们上火车之前等了很长时间。

(2)

(pl)(圣诞节期间挨户演唱的)募捐合唱队

lie in wait (for)
埋伏以待
The cat lay in wait for the bird to fly down.
猫躲在那儿等着鸟飞下来。

常用词组

wait up
(常与for连用)等…回来才睡,等着…不睡

现代英汉综合大辞典

wait
[weit]
vi.

(1)

等候, 等(待); 期望, 期待(for)

(2)

服侍, 侍候

(3)

准备好

(4)

耽搁, 暂缓; (对尊长者的)拜访, 谒见(on, upon)
Wait a moment please.
请稍等一会儿。
I am sorry to have kept you waiting.
很抱歉让你久等了。
Our dinner is waiting for us.
我们的晚餐已经准备好了。
That work will have towait.
那项工作需要暂时搁一下。

词性变化

wait
[weit]
vt.

(1)

等候[待]; 期待

(2)

延缓

(3)

服侍, 侍候
wait a person's return
等待某人回来
wait one's chance
等待机会
We waited dinner for him.
我们因等他而延缓开饭。

wait
[weit]
n.

(1)

等待

(2)

埋伏

(3)

[the waits](圣诞节时)沿街唱颂诗募捐的人们

继承用法

wait-a-bit
n.
有刺钩的植物, 荆棘

wait-and-see
adj.
观望的, 等着瞧的

waitlist
vt.
把...登入申请人名单

习惯用语

at [in] wait
等待

lie in wait [lay wait] for
埋伏着等待, 准备出其不意地袭击(或恐吓)

Everything comes to him who waits.
[谚]凡事都要肯等, 久等必有一善。

wait a bit
[口]等一下, 稍等 一等

wait and see
等着瞧吧; 等等看

wait at table
侍候人家吃饭

wait for (up)
等待, 等候

wait out

(1)

在外面等着

(2)

等到...末了(结束)

(3)

以等待的方式挫败...

wait until [till]
等到

wait up (for)
熬夜等候

wait upon [on] n.
服侍, 招待; 追随; 拜访; 随着而产生

用法词典

wait
中古英语 waiten 等待

英文相关词典

wait
defer    delay    linger    postpone    procrastinate    put off    shelve    stay    table    tarry    

[七国语言]英汉公共大词典

wait
等待

[七国语言]英汉信息大词典

wait
等候, 等待

英汉双解计算机词典

wait

【动】等待
To become inactive. A process enters a process wait state when the process suspends itself, hibernates, or declares that it needs to wait for an event, resource, mutex, and so forth.
变为不活动状态。当进程挂起自己,中断或需要等待一个事件、资源、人工干预等时, 即进入等待状态。

美国传统词典

wait
wait
AHD:[w3t]
D.J.[weit]
K.K.[wet]
v.
wait.ed, wait.ing, waits
v.intr.

(1)

To remain or rest in expectation:
waiting for the guests to arrive.See Synonyms at stay 1

(2)

To tarry until another catches up.

(3)

To remain or be in readiness:
lunch waiting on the table.

(4)

To remain temporarily neglected, unattended to, or postponed:
The trip will have to wait.

(5)

To work as a waiter or waitress.
v.tr.

(1)

To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
wait one's turn.

(2)

Informal To delay (a meal or an event); postpone:
They waited lunch for us.

(3)

To be a waiter or waitress at:
wait tables.
n.

(1)

The act of waiting or the time spent waiting.

(2)

Chiefly British

(3)

One of a group of musicians employed, usually by a city, to play in parades or public ceremonies.

(4)

One of a group of musicians or carolers who perform in the streets at Christmastime.

常用词组

wait on or

wait upon

(1)

To serve the needs of; be in attendance on.

(2)

To make a formal call on; visit.

(3)

To follow as a result; depend on.

(4)

To await:
They're waiting on my decision.

wait out
To delay until the termination of:
wait out a war; waited out the miniskirt craze.

wait up

(1)

To postpone going to bed in anticipation of something or someone.

(2)

Informal To stop or pause so that another can catch up:
Let's wait up for the stragglers.

语源

(1)

Middle English waiten

(2)

from Old North French waitier [to watch]

(3)

[of Germanic origin] * see weg-

用法
For more than a hundred years critics have stigmatized the use of wait on ( and somewhat less frequently wait upon ) to mean roughly “await” or “wait for,” as in We are still waiting on the committee vote. This use is so widespread in both educated speech and reputable writing that the traditional objections have come to seem unnecessary.

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