Synonyms for Wait:


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


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

Other synonyms:

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

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