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wait

美 [weɪt]
英 [weɪt]
  • v.等;等待;等候;期待
  • n.等待;等候;等待的时间
  • 网络等等;等一下;等待光标
第三人称单数:waits  现在分词:waiting  过去式:waited  
Wait
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v.
1.
[i][t]
等;等待;等候to stay where you are or delay doing sth until sb/sth comes or sth happens
She rang the bell and waited.
她按铃后等候着。
Have you been waiting long?
你等了很久了吗?
I've been waiting (for) twenty minutes.
我等了二十分钟。
I'll wait outside until the meeting's over.
我会在外面等到会议结束。
Wait for me!
等等我!
We're waiting for the rain to stop before we go out.
我们要等到雨停了再出去。
Hurry up! We're waiting to go.
快点儿,我们等着走呢。
You'll just have to wait your turn(= wait until your turn comes) .
你得等着轮到你才行。
2.
[i][t]
(尤指长期地)希望,盼望,期待to hope or watch for sth to happen, especially for a long time
Leeds United had waited for success for eighteen years.
利兹联队企盼夺冠已经十八年了。
This is just the opportunity I've been waiting for.
这正是我一直在期待的机会。
He's waiting for me to make a mistake.
他正盼着我出错呢。
I waited my chance and slipped out when no one was looking.
我等待时机,趁没人注意时溜了出去。
3.
[i]
准备妥;在手边;可得到;可使用to be ready for sb to have or use
There's a letter waiting for you at home.
家里有你一封信。
The hotel had a taxi waiting to collect us.
旅馆召了辆出租车等着接我们。
4.
[i]
推迟;搁置;延缓to be left to be dealt with at a later time because it is not urgent
I've got some calls to make but they can wait until tomorrow.
我有几个电话要打,不过可以等到明天再说。
IDM
an accident/a disaster waiting to happen
隐患a thing or person that is very likely to cause danger or a problem in the future because of the condition it is in or the way they behave
The children can't wait for Christmas to come.
孩子们等圣诞节都等不及了。
I can hardly wait to see him again.
我迫不及待地想再次见到他。
I, they, etc. cant wait/can hardly wait
(我、他们等)迫不及待used when you are emphasizing that sb is very excited about sth or keen to do it
The children can't wait for Christmas to come.
孩子们等圣诞节都等不及了。
I can hardly wait to see him again.
我迫不及待地想再次见到他。
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.
对不起,让你久等了。
keep sb waiting
(尤指因迟到)让人等候,使人耽搁to make sb have to wait or be delayed, especially because you arrive late
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.
对不起,让你久等了。
We'll just have to wait and see─there's nothing we can do at the moment.
我们只得等等看,眼下没有法子。
a wait-and-see policy
等待观望的政策
‘Where are we going?’ ‘Wait and see!’
“我们到哪里去?”“等着瞧吧!”
wait and see
耐心等待;等着瞧used to tell sb that they must be patient and wait to find out about sth later
We'll just have to wait and see─there's nothing we can do at the moment.
我们只得等等看,眼下没有法子。
a wait-and-see policy
等待观望的政策
‘Where are we going?’ ‘Wait and see!’
“我们到哪里去?”“等着瞧吧!”
wait at table
伺候进餐;(往饭桌上)端饭上菜to serve food to people, for example at a formal meal
They're off on a trip, to─wait for it─the Maldives!
他们出去旅行了,去的地方是,听好了,马尔代夫!
wait for it
(要说出令人吃惊或高兴的事情)听着,听好了used to say that you are about to tell sb sth that is surprising or amusing
They're off on a trip, to─wait for it─the Maldives!
他们出去旅行了,去的地方是,听好了,马尔代夫!
(让人在得到通知前别做某事)等候通知used to tell sb not to start doing sth yet, but to wait until you tell them
Can you wait a second while I make a call?
你能等一会儿让我打个电话吗?
Wait a minute─this isn't the right key.
等一等,不是这把钥匙。
wait a minute/moment/second
等一会儿;稍等一下to wait for a short time
Can you wait a second while I make a call?
你能等一会儿让我打个电话吗?
(刚注意到、想起某事或突然想出了主意)且慢,等一等used when you have just noticed or remembered sth, or had a sudden idea
Wait a minute─this isn't the right key.
等一等,不是这把钥匙。
wait on sb hand and foot
过分照顾;让…饭来张口,衣来伸手to take care of sb's needs so well that they do not have to do anything for themselves
wait tables
(在餐馆)端盘子,招待顾客to work serving food to people in a restaurant
Wait till you see what I've found!
你等着看我发现了什么吧!
wait till/until…
(informal)
(兴奋地表示或展示某事物)等到…吧used to show that you are very excited about telling or showing sth to sb
Wait till you see what I've found!
你等着看我发现了什么吧!
what are we waiting for?
(informal)
(建议都应开始去做商议中的事)我们还在等什么呢used to suggest that you should all start doing what you have been discussing
If the car needs cleaning, what are you waiting for?
如果这辆汽车需要清洗,你还在等什么呢?
what are you waiting for?
(informal)
(让人马上就干而不要往后拖)你还等什么呢used to tell sb to do sth now rather than later
If the car needs cleaning, what are you waiting for?
如果这辆汽车需要清洗,你还在等什么呢?
I'll be famous one day, just you wait!
我有朝一日会出名的,你就等着瞧吧!
(just) you wait
(用以加强威胁、警告或允诺的语气)你就等着吧,你就等着瞧used to emphasize a threat, warning or promise
I'll be famous one day, just you wait!
我有朝一日会出名的,你就等着瞧吧!
n.
1.
[ususing]
~ (for sb/sth)
等候;等待;等待的时间an act of waiting; an amount of time waited
We had a long wait for the bus.
我们等公共汽车等了很长时间。
He now faces an agonizing two-month wait for the test results.
他现在要苦苦等待两个月才能拿到测验结果。

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