Synonyms for Wait:


accessible, available, going, open, public, seasonal, spare, usable, vacant, on offer. count on, depend on, look for, procrastinate, surprise, temporize, put off, bargain for, figure on, sit on, wait around, play for time. break, interlude, intermission, interruption, interval, recess, stick around, cooling-off period. adjourn, defer, hold up, postpone, remit, shelve, suspend, table, waive, DO, stay behind. halt (noun)
interim, time wasted.
pause, delay (noun)
halt, hold, interim, interval, rest, stay, time wasted.
wait (noun)
await, delay, expect, hold, hold back, hold off, look, postponement, time lag, waiting.


hesitate (verb)
balk, delay, falter, halt, hesitate, pause, recoil, shrink.
pause, rest (verb)
await, delay, expect, hold back, linger, look for, remain, stick around, tarry, mark time.
remain (verb)
endure, last, linger, persist, prevail, remain, tarry.
rest (verb)
becalm, calm, fix, quiet, rest, settle, settle down, sleep, slumber, stagnate, stand, stay, still, subside, tranquilize, vegetate, mark time.

Other synonyms:

procrastinate, stick around, temporize, sit on, stay behind, wait around. adjourn, postpone. defer, shelve, waive. put off. remit. abide
stay, stick around.
play for time.
stay behind.
Other relevant words:
adjourn, await, break, count on, defer, depend on, expect, hold, hold back, hold off, hold up, interim, interlude, intermission, interruption, interval, look, look for, postpone, postponement, procrastinate, recess, remit, shelve, stick around, suspend, table, temporize, time lag, waiting, waive, bargain for, figure on, time wasted.

Usage examples for wait

  1. " No; I'll wait and go on with you. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. To wait said I? – Titus-Andronicus by Shakespeare, William
  3. I can't wait for that! – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton