- vi. & vt. 等,期待 stay somewhere without doing anything until sb/sth comes or sth happens
- [S] 等待,等待的时间 act or time of waiting
- time during which some action is awaited;
"instant replay caused too long a delay"
"he ordered a hold in the action"
- the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something);
"the wait was an ordeal for him"
- stay in one place and anticipate or expect something;
"I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
- wait before acting;
"the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"
- look forward to the probable occurrence of;
"We were expecting a visit from our relatives"
"She is looking to a promotion"
"he is waiting to be drafted"
- serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant;
"I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
- She has impatience to wait for the bus.
- He kept us waiting for ages while he packed his luggage.
- You will just have to wait your turn.
- I don't like this long wait.
- The long wait at the airport is really tedious.
How long have you been waiting?
They waited Sunday and Monday for the fever to break, it didn't.
You'll have to wait until the end of the month before I can pay you.
I have some business in Shanghai, but it can wait.
That work will have to wait.
The matter can wait until the next meeting, it's not urgent.
That waiter does not know how to wait.
She is waiting to get an answer from you.
They are waiting to buy the new books.
She had been waiting in the queue to buy some stamps.
I'm waiting to use that machine.
They couldn't wait to learn how wise or foolish their friends and neighbors might be.
I can't wait to see you all again.
The boys could hardly wait to begin their duties.
Her job is waiting table.
For nearly two hours,I waited my turn at the barber's.
He's waiting his opportunity.
They were waiting the signal.
We are now waiting the result.
Tom held his girlfriend's hands and waited her answer.
He said the embassy was waiting word from their government.
We had a long wait for the bus.
I don't like these long waits.
He had a tiresome wait.
I was prepared for a wait.
- wait about〔around〕 (v.+adv.)
在某处等待着 stay in place because sb who is expected has not arrived, etc. wait about〔around〕
While the contest judges were having a hard time reaching an agreement, all the contestants were waiting about in the hall.当竞赛评委们难以达成一致的意见时,所有参赛者都在礼堂等着。
I couldn't see the girls anywhere, there were just a few old men waiting about doing nothing.我在哪儿也看不见那些姑娘们,只有几位老者闲呆着等候。
Show the guests to their seats.Don't keep them waiting about in the hall.带客人到他们的座位上去,别让他们在大厅里等候。
You've kept me waiting about here for a whole hour.你让我在这儿傻等了整整一个钟头了。
- 在某处等待着 stay in place because sb who is expected has not arrived, etc. wait about〔around〕
- wait and see
等着瞧 bide one's time
I prefer to wait and see how things go. 我比较想等着看事情怎么发展。
If we give him the money now, before he's proved that he'll be able to pay it back, we may lose it completely.I think we should wait and see. 要是我们在他证明自己有偿还能力以前就借给他钱,我们的钱就可能落空。我看还是应该等等看。
- 等着瞧 bide one's time
- wait at (v.+prep.)
在(某处)等候 stay in a place wait at sth
Six people were waiting at the bus stop.有六个人在汽车站等车。
There was I, waiting at the church.我就在那里,在教堂等待。
在饭馆当侍者 be as a waiter in a restaurant wait at table
She couldn't get any other job except waiting at table, so she had to do that although it was poorly paid and hard on her feet.除了在饭馆当侍者,她找不到任何工作,所以她只得干,尽管工资微薄,两条腿也吃不消。
- 在(某处)等候 stay in a place wait at sth
- wait behind (v.+adv.)
在其他人走后留下来 remain somewhere after other people have left wait behind
If you wait behind after class,I will give you some help with that difficult exercise.如果你课后留下来,我将帮着你做那道难题。
I'd like to ask you something in private. Could you wait behind for a couple of minutes?我想私下问你一点事。你能在别人走后稍留几分钟吗?
One or two students waited behind to put more questions to the teacher.有一两个学生留下想再问老师几个问题。
- 在其他人走后留下来 remain somewhere after other people have left wait behind
- wait for (v.+prep.)
等待,等候 expect; await wait for sb/sth
Please wait for me at the gate.请在大门口等我。
We will wait for you on the corner of Broadway and 86th Street.我们将在百老汇大街和86号大街的拐角处等你。
We waited for him more than an hour and finally left.我们等了他一个多小时最后才离开。
I've been waiting for the bus for half an hour.我已等车等了半个小时了。
The young people took over window seats on the right side, waiting for the approach of the great oak tree.年轻人都坐到了车厢右边靠窗的座位上,等着那棵大橡树的出现。
We are waiting for better weather.我们在等待更好的天气。
He waited impatiently for an answer.他不耐烦地等着答复。
The children wait impatiently for the vacation.孩子们焦急地等待着假期的来临。
I can't wait for this week to end.我不能等到这个周末了。
Slippers were waiting for you by the bed.拖鞋就在床边。
A letter is waiting for you on the table.桌上有你一封信。
Your tea is waiting for you, don't let it get cold.茶准备好了,别让它凉了。
The contract is waiting for your signature.合同等你签字。用于 be ～ed 结构
He always has to be waited for.他总是要人等他。wait for sb/sth to-v
The shepherd boy waited for his sheep to drink.牧童等着羊喝水。
He is waiting for something good to turn up.他正期待着情况好转。
They are waiting for the rain to stop.他们在等雨停。
You must wait for permission to enter.你必须等到允许你进去时再进去。
观望形势后再作决定,见风使舵 see which way the cat jumps; see how the wind blows; find out how the wind blows wait for the cat to jump
She waited for the cat to jump before she made up her mind.她观望了形势以后才作出决定。
〈非正〉推迟(用餐)直到(某人)到达 delay a meal until sb arrive wait sth for sb
Don't wait dinner for me,I may be late.不要等我吃晚饭,我可能晚回来。
等待别人死去以接替其工作 wait for a dead man so that instead of his/her job wait for a dead man's shoes
The only way you'll get to the top in this firm is by waiting for dead men's shoes.你在公司中要获得高位的唯一办法是等别人死后去接班。
〈非正〉 注意; 当心; 等一等 pay attention; wait for wait for it
Ready, aim, wait for it!Fire!准备,瞄准目标,注意!开火!
“But what happened to the girl?”“Wait for it,I'm coming to that part.”“那个女孩出什么事了?”“等着,我就要说这件事。”
Victory will never come if we only wait for it.如果我们光是等待,胜利永远不会到来。
- 等待,等候 expect; await wait for sb/sth
- wait in (v.+adv.)
在家里等 wait for in home wait in
I've been waiting in all day for your television repairman to collect the set, but he didn't come as he promised.我一整天呆在家里等着你们的电视修理人员来取机器,但修理人员失约未来。
- 在家里等 wait for in home wait in
- wait on1 (v.+adv.)
等待; 继续等候 remain waiting; wait for continuously〔说明〕 wait on通常不用于进行体。
They waited on at the scene of the accident until an ambulance arrived. 他们在出事地点等着,直到一辆救护车开到。
〈非正〉稍候; 停下来等 wait for after a while; stop and wait for〔说明〕 wait on通常用于祈使句,不用于进行体。
Wait on, will you?I'm just coming! 请等我一下,好吗?我马上就来!
- 等待; 继续等候 remain waiting; wait for continuously〔说明〕 wait on通常不用于进行体。
- wait on2 (v.+prep.)
等着 remain waiting wait on sth
We wait on your reply to our letter.我们等着你们的回信。
〈非正〉伺候,服侍 act as a servant to fetch and carry things for〔说明〕 wait on通常不用于进行体。 wait on sb
She waited on her sick mother day and night.她日夜服侍生病的母亲。
The old man expected his entire family to wait on him.老人希望全家人都侍候他。
They wait on guests very well in this hotel.这家旅馆对客人招待得很好。
The old worker remembers his own youth, when he was a poor servant waiting on the rich family.老工人想起自己的青少年时代,当时他是一个伺候富人家庭的穷佣人。
He expected his wife to wait on him hand and foot.他指望他的妻子像佣人一样来伺候他。
The gentleman had a valet to wait on him hand and foot.这位绅士有一个男仆照顾他的衣食住行。
Don't expect me to wait on you hand and foot, make your own breakfast.不要样样都指望我伺候你,你自己做你的早饭。用于 be ～ed 结构
The old lady does not like to be waited on, because she thinks she is still capable of taking care of herself.那位老太太认为自己还能自理,因而不喜欢别人服侍她。
招待(顾客) serve a customer, a client wait on sb
She looked around for a salesman to wait on her.她环顾四周,找售货员接待她。用于 be ～ed 结构
We were waited on by a pretty girl in a pink apron.招待我们的是一位穿粉红色围裙的漂亮姑娘。
〈正〉拜访 make a formal call on; pay a visit to wait on sb
Anna waited on the senator with a letter of introduction.安娜带了介绍信拜访那位参议员。
随…而产生,产生于,是…的结果 result from; be a consequence of wait on sth
Success waits on hard work.成功来自勤奋。
May success wait on your efforts.愿你的努力获得成功。
Ruin will wait on such conduct.这样的行为将导致毁灭。
His whole future waits on the results of the examinations.考试的结果关系着他整个的前途。
在餐馆侍候顾客 serve customers in the restaurant wait on table
The only job he could get was waiting on table, but it was better than nothing.他唯一可以找到的工作便是在饭馆里当招待,不过这总比没工作强。
- 等着 remain waiting wait on sth
- wait out (v.+adv.)
在外面等待 remain outside wait out
Come in, please.Don't wait out in the rain.请进来,别在外面雨里等。
以等待来击败 defeat by waiting wait sb ⇔ out
The enemy are still advancing, but we can wait them out in this valley.敌军仍在前进,不过我们可以在这个山谷里以逸待劳把他们拖垮。
安静而耐心地等待…结束 await calmly and patiently the end of wait sth ⇔ out
We waited out the storm all night, and made our way into the harbour in the morning.我们等了一夜,暴风雨终于过去了,我们早晨进了港。
- 在外面等待 remain outside wait out
- wait up (v.+adv.)
不去睡觉 not go to bedI will probably come home after midnight, so don't bother to wait up.我可能午夜过后回家,别等着我。
The parents waited up till their daughter came back. 父母不睡一直等到他们的女儿回来。
停下来等别人赶上 stop and wait for sb to catch up〔说明〕 wait up作此解时通常不用于进行体。
The young man waited up. 年轻人停下来等后面的人赶上来。
Wait up,I shan't be long. 等我一下,不会很久。
- 不去睡觉 not go to bedI will probably come home after midnight, so don't bother to wait up.我可能午夜过后回家,别等着我。
- wait up for (v.+adv.+prep.)
不去睡觉为(某人)等门 not go to bed until sb comes homeI'll be very late tonight, so don't wait up for me.今晚我要很晚才回来,所以不要为我等门了。
My parents are used to my coming back late.They never waited up for me. 我父母已习惯我晚回家。他们从不等我回来才睡觉。
She would wait up for her son, sometimes until midnight. 她总是熬夜等儿子,有时一直等到午夜。
John told his parents not to wait up for him.He might stay with his uncle. 约翰叫他的父母先睡,不要等他,他可能在他的叔父家过夜。
等候; 停下等 wait for; stop and wait forHadn't we better wait up for the slower ones?我们停下来等等走得慢的人不好吗?
He waited up for telephone calls. 他等候电话。
- 不去睡觉为(某人)等门 not go to bed until sb comes homeI'll be very late tonight, so don't wait up for me.今晚我要很晚才回来,所以不要为我等门了。
- lie in wait
隐蔽静候以出人不意 be hidden waiting to surprise sb
The army lay in wait in the forest. 部队埋伏在树林里。
The bandits were lying in wait for the travellers. 土匪埋伏着等待路人。
The murderer was lying in wait for his victim. 凶手埋伏着准备下手。
- 隐蔽静候以出人不意 be hidden waiting to surprise sb
- wait a bit 稍等一会儿
- wait a minute 稍等
- wait a moment 等一会儿
- wait a whole day 等了一整天
- wait an hour 等一小时
- wait sb's opportunity 等待时机
- wait sb's turn 等着轮到(自己)
- wait anxiously 焦急地等候
- wait confidently 有把握地等待
- wait impatiently 不耐烦地等
- wait mutely 沉默地等待
- wait passively 被动地等待
- wait patiently 耐心等待
- wait sadly 悲伤地等待
- wait at table 伺候(别人)用餐
- wait for a better chance 等待更好的时机
- wait for a reply 等候答复
- wait for sb 等某人
- wait for the sign 等待信号
- wait on〔upon〕 在…方面伺候
- wait on sb hand and foot 周到地服侍(某人)
- wait on sb like a slave 像奴隶一样服侍(某人)
- wait on table 伺候(别人)用餐
- have a long wait 长时间的等待
- four-hour wait 四小时的等待
- lie in wait for 埋伏着等待
She lay in wait for unsuspecting travellers.出自：A. T. Ellis
The only condition on which he would agree to wait for his money.出自：H. Caine
Things waited for with dread rarely turned out as expected.出自：M. Sarton
- wait用作及物动词通常用来指耐心地“等,等待”。在这种用法中其宾语仅限于hour, time, turn, return, arrival, opportunity, chance, orders, a fine day, aid, the result, the signal, convenience等名词。
- can't wait用来表示一种极不耐烦的心情,可作“多么想…,简直等不及了”“迫不及待地想要”解,后面一般也接带to的动词不定式。
- wait and see的意思是“等着瞧”,使用时应注意wait和see都必须用原形,并且and不可换成其他连词。当以表示事物的名词作主语时, wait可表示“准备好了”“等人处理”,多用于进行体。
- 在句子I waited for weeks for her letter.中的for weeks可以省去介词for。但是,I waited for her letter for weeks.中的for weeks不可以省去介词for。
- No Waiting.意思是“此处请勿停车”是英式英语,美国人则常用No Standing或No Stopping。
- wait for, expect
这两个词(组)的共同意思是“等待”。其区别是：expect指的是一种等待的心境,并非除此以外不干任何事情。例如:He is expecting a letter.他正在等一封信。wait for则强调动作本身,即不干别的事而专门等待。例如:“Why are you standing here?” “I am waiting for Mr. Green.”“你站在这儿干什么?”“我在等格林先生。”
- wait, await
这两个词都有“等待”的意思,其区别是：1.await是正式用词,常用于书面语,不如wait常用。2.await后面可以接动名词作宾语,但不可接不定式, wait后面可以接不定式作状语,但不可接动名词,如：I shall await hearing from you和I shall wait to hear from you。这两句里的await和wait不可对调。3.await, wait for这二者含义相同,但wait for后面接了宾语还可以加上不定式,而await却不可,如：I am waiting for him to come(我在等着他来。)里的waiting for不可改作awaiting。
误 He said he couldn't wait to Monday.
正 He said he couldn't wait till Monday.
误 I'll wait you at the gate.
正 I'll wait for you at the gate.
析 表示“等某人”时, wait用作不及物动词,其后须加介词for。
误 I'm waiting that someone tells me what happened.
正 I'm waiting for someone to tell me what happened.
析 wait后面不可以接that从句,表示“等某人做某事”可以说wait for sb to do sth。
误 She waits her husband on from morning till night.
正 She waits on her husband from morning till night.
析 wait作“服侍”“伺候”“招待”解时,用wait on〔upon〕 sb 形式。其中on是介词,不是副词,宾语只能放在on之后。
误 I shall wait hearing from you.
正 I shall wait to hear from you.
误 Huch didn't wait hearing more.
正 Huch didn't wait to hear more.
误 She will never learn to wait at the table.
正 She will never learn to wait at table.
析 表示“侍候人吃饭”,可以说wait at table,这是英式英语,美式英语中则说wait on table, table前都不加冠词。
误 He is waiting for his opportunity.
正 He is waiting his opportunity.
析 wait表示“等待”,接chance, opportunity等抽象名词作宾语时一般用作及物动词。
误 I'll wait for the photos be ready.
正 I'll wait for the photos to be ready.
析 wait for后跟含to的不定式短语的复合宾语, to不可省略。
- ☆ 直接源自古法语的gaiteir，意为防守。
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