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King James Dictionary

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Greek - wait for, wait
Greek - wait for, awaiting eagerly, eagerly await, eagerly wait, wait eagerly, waiting, waiting eagerly, waits eagerly
Greek - wait, waited
Greek - wait, wait for, waiting, waits
Greek - lay wait for, lie in wait for, lying in wait
Greek - - laying await, lay wait, lay wait for, lying in wait
Greek - lying in wait
Greek - lie in wait
Greek - wait at
Greek - wait for, wait
Greek - wait for, waited for, waiting, waiting anxiously
Greek - wait on, wait on continually
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - liers in wait
Hebrew - lay in wait, liers in wait, lie in wait, lies in wait, lying in wait, waited in ambush
Hebrew - lie in wait
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - lie in wait
Hebrew - waited, wait
Hebrew - wait, wait in silence
Hebrew - quietly wait
Hebrew - wait, lie in wait, lying in wait
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - wait, waited, waiting, waits
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - wait, wait for, eagerly waits, hopefully wait, waited, waited for you eagerly, waited patiently
Hebrew - laying of wait, lying in wait
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - lying in wait
Hebrew - becomes weak waiting, wait, wait patiently, waited
Hebrew - wait, wait expectantly, waited
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - wait, waiting, waits
Hebrew - wait
Hebrew - lay wait, lie in wait
Hebrew - wait quietly, waited

WAIT, v.i. 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.

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, 8. Romans 12.

6. To be ready to serve; to obey. Psalm 25. Proverbs 20.

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

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

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Wait'". "King James Dictionary".


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