Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun waiting

1 sense of waiting

Sense 1
wait, waiting -- (the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); "the wait was an ordeal for him")
       => inactivity -- (being inactive; being less active)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wait

4 senses of wait

Sense 1
wait -- (stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets")

Sense 2
wait, hold off, hold back -- (wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
expect, look, await, wait -- (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")

Sense 4
wait, waitress -- (serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant; "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's")
       => work -- (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor")

Antonyms of adj waiting

1 sense of waiting

Sense 1
waiting, ready and waiting (predicate) -- (being and remaining ready and available for use; "waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; "found her mother waiting for them"; "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; "military forces ready and waiting")

INDIRECT (VIA ready) -> unready -- (not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue")

Similarity of adj waiting

1 sense of waiting

Sense 1
waiting, ready and waiting (predicate) -- (being and remaining ready and available for use; "waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; "found her mother waiting for them"; "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; "military forces ready and waiting")
       => ready (vs. unready) -- (completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read")

2022, Cloud WordNet Browser