wait table

wait table
To wait at table during a meal
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Main Entry:wait

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wait table — serve food He spent the summer waiting tables at the resort …   Idioms and examples

  • wait — [wāt] vi. [ME waiten < NormFr waitier < Frank * wahten, to guard, akin to OHG wahta, a guard, watch: for IE base see WAKE1] 1. to stay in a place or remain in readiness or in anticipation (until something expected happens or for someone to… …   English World dictionary

  • wait — /weɪt / (say wayt) verb (i) 1. (sometimes followed by for, till, or until) to stay or rest in expectation; remain in a state of quiescence or inaction, as until something expected happens: waiting for him to go. 2. (of things) to be in readiness …   Australian English dictionary

  • wait — v 1. stay, rest, remain, abide; linger, loiter, tarry; await, wait for, Dial. wait on; stand by, Inf. hang around or about, Inf. stick around; pause, hesitate, hover, hold back, hang back, bide one s time; hold one s horses, Inf. sit tight, Sl.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wait — /wayt/, v.i. 1. to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often fol. by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive. 2. (of things) to be available or in readiness: A letter is waiting for you. 3. to …   Universalium

  • wait at table — or[wait on table] or[wait table] {v. phr.} To serve food. * /Mrs. Lake had to teach her new maid to wait on table properly./ * /The girls earn spending money by waiting at table in the school dining rooms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait at table — or[wait on table] or[wait table] {v. phr.} To serve food. * /Mrs. Lake had to teach her new maid to wait on table properly./ * /The girls earn spending money by waiting at table in the school dining rooms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait at table — wait at table/on tables/ phrase to serve food to people in a restaurant or café Thesaurus: in restaurants and cafeshyponym Main entry: wait * * * wait at table Brit formal : to serve food or drinks as a waiter or waitress …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait\ at\ table — • wait at table • wait on table v. phr. To serve food. Mrs. Lake had to teach her new maid to wait on table properly. The girls earn spending money by waiting at table in the school dining rooms …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wait\ on\ table — • wait at table • wait on table v. phr. To serve food. Mrs. Lake had to teach her new maid to wait on table properly. The girls earn spending money by waiting at table in the school dining rooms …   Словарь американских идиом

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