waitˈ-a-while noun
1. A wait-a-bit
2. An Australian wattle growing in dense thickets
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Main Entry:wait

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  • Wait-a-while — n. (a) One of the Australian wattle trees ({Acacia colletioides}), so called from the impenetrability of the thicket which it makes. (b) same as {Wait a bit}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wait-a-while — may refer to:* Acacia cuspidifolia , a plant that occurs in Western Australia * Smilax australis , a vine that occurs in eastern Australia‎ and the Northern Territory …   Wikipedia

  • wait-a-while — /ˈweɪt ə waɪl/ (say wayt uh wuyl) noun 1. any of various plants bearing thorns or prickly appendages, especially Acacia colletioides, of the drier regions of southern Australia. 2. → lawyer vine. {transferred use of wait a bit or wait a while,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wait A While Daintree — (Cow Bay,Австралия) Категория отеля …   Каталог отелей

  • wait — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ endless, lengthy, long ▪ We had a long wait to see the doctor. ▪ short ▪ agonizing, anxious …   Collocations dictionary

  • while — 1 /waIl/ conjunction 1 during the time that something is happening: They arrived while we were having dinner. | He got malaria while travelling in Africa. 2 if something happens while something else is happening, it happens at the same time as it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wait-a-bit — /ˈweɪt ə bɪt/ (say wayt uh bit) noun 1. any of various plants bearing thorns or prickly appendages, as a procumbent herb, Harpagophytum procumbens, of southern Africa. 2. → wait a while. {translation of Afrikaans wacht een beetje, from the thorns …   Australian English dictionary

  • wait state — noun (computing) The period of time that a microprocessor must wait while fetching data from a slower memory • • • Main Entry: ↑wait * * * wait state, a condition in which a computer processor must stop functioning between instructions: »A wait… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait a minute/moment/second — 1 used to tell someone to stop and wait briefly Wait a minute. I need to tie my shoe. Please wait one moment while I take this call. If you would just wait a second, I could explain what happened. 2 used to interrupt someone or something because… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait-and-see — UK US adjective [before noun] ► a wait and see situation is one in which someone is not sure what to do and decides to wait before taking any action: »Many investors are taking a wait and see approach while there is still uncertainty in the… …   Financial and business terms

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