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wait

1. noun pause, delay 2. verb hold on for sth 3. verb serve food, drink 4. verb for sb, sth, period of time 5. verb be left 6. verb be ready 7. verb waiter, waitress
phrases
1 noun pause, delay fanacht masc3  c m ufeitheamh masc1  c m ufuireach masc1  c m uI had a half-hour wait on the platform bhí fanacht leathuaire ar an ardán agam, bhí mé ag feitheamh ar feadh leathuaire ar an ardánwe're in for a long wait tá moill fhada romhainn, tá feitheamh fada romhainnwe had a short wait at the hospital bhí seasamh gearr againn ag an ospidéal, tá feitheamh fada romhainn ag an ospidéalit'll only be a short wait ní bheimid ag fanacht i bhfadon that journey, there's an hour wait in Armagh ar an turas sin, tá stad uaire in Ard Mhacha annyou'll have a long wait! beidh fuireach fada ort!, beidh giúrainn ag fás ort! informal 2 verb hold on for sth TRANSITIVE you'll have to wait your turn caithfidh tú fanacht le do sheal
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 verb (US) serve food, drink TRANSITIVEfreastail verb  c m ufreastal a dhéanamh VPI was waiting tables last summer bhí mé ag freastal ag boird an samhradh seo caite 4 verb for sb, sth, period of time
INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uyou'll just have to wait beidh ort fanacht don't keep us waiting ná coinnigh ag fanacht sinn my apologies for keeping you waiting gabh mo leithscéal as moill a chur ort, tá mé buartha as tú a choinneáil they kept me waiting outside the door d'fhág siad mé ag fanacht taobh amuigh den dorasI'll wait until midnight fanfaidh mé go dtí an meán oíchewait till I see fan go bhfeice méwait until your father gets home! fan go dtiocfaidh d'athair abhaile!
TRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uare these children waiting to go home? an bhfuil na páistí seo ag fanacht le dul abhaile?we were waiting to hear what was going on bhíomar ag fanacht go gcloisfimis cad a bhí ag tarlúI had to wait twenty minutes b'éigean dom fanacht ar feadh fiche nóiméad
5 verb be left INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uthese things can wait is féidir leis na rudaí seo fanacht, fanadh na rudaí seothis can't wait ní féidir é seo a chur ar an méar fhada, caithfear é seo a dhéanamh lom láithreachit can wait till tomorrow fág go dtí amárach é, déanfaidh sé gnó amárach 6 verb be ready INTRANSITIVEthere's a package waiting for you in the office tá pacáiste san oifig faoi do choinneI have the papers waiting for you here tá na páipéir réidh agam duit anseothere was a car waiting for me at the door bhí carr ag fanacht liom ag an doras, bhí carr faoi mo choinne ag an doras 7 verb waiter, waitress INTRANSITIVEto wait at a table freastal ag bordto wait on a table freastal ag bord, freastal a dhéanamhto wait on sb freastal a dhéanamh ar dhuineI'm not here to wait on you! níl mise anseo le freastal a dhéanamh ortsa!, ní mise do sclábhaí!
phrases

sb can't wait for sth

(also

sb cannot wait for sth

) I can't wait for them to arrive is fada liom nó go dtiocfaidh siadthey can't wait to get revenge tá siad ar bís le díoltas a imirt, tá siad i mbroid le díoltas a imirt, tá fonn millteanach díoltais orthu

to be a ... waiting to happen

he's an accident waiting to happen tá an tubaiste os a chionn, tá an tubaiste i ndán dófurther trouble is waiting to happen here tá tuilleadh trioblóide ar tí titim amach anseo

to be waiting in the wings

they're waiting in the wings tá siad ag fanacht lena seans, tá siad ag fanacht leis an uain

everything comes to him who waits

(also

all things come to him who waits

, everything comes to he who waits

, all things come to he who waits

) fan le cóir agus gheobhaidh tú cóirfaigheann foighne fortacht

to have sth waiting for sb

she had a meal waiting for us bhí béile réidh aici dúinn

just you wait

(also

just you wait and see

) 1 reassuring just you wait a bit fan go fóill beagjust you wait and see fan go bhfeice tú 2 threatening, warning just you wait, Seán! beidh daor ort, a Sheáin!

to lie in wait

they lay in wait bhí siad i bhfolach

to lie in wait for

to lie in wait for sb luíochán a dhéanamh roimh dhuine, bheith i do luí roimh dhuinethe photographers lay in wait for them rinne na grianghrafadóirí luíochán rompu

to play the waiting game

let's play the waiting game! fanaimis tamall!the police played the waiting game with the hijackers d'fhan na gardaí go foighneach leis na fuadaitheoirí

wait a minute

1 buying time fan nóiméadfan bomaitewait a second fan soicind 2 asking sb to stop, stay fan nóiméadfan bomaite 3 interrupting sb fan nóiméadfan bomaite

to wait and see

we'll just have to wait and see caithfimid fanacht go bhfeicfimid, beidh le feiceáil

wait for it!

informal 1 announcing news tonight you've won - wait for it - €150,000 buaite agat anocht tá - fan go gcloise tú - €150,000; buaite agat anocht tá - fan go gcluine tú - €150,000; buaite agat anocht tá - an gcreidfeá - €150,000 2 telling sb to hold on fan!fan go fóill!

to wait for the other shoe to drop

(US), informal fanacht le huair na cinniúna

to wait on sb hand and foot

usually pejorative freastal ar dhuine ó mhaidin go hoícheduine a chur ó bhos go bosshe waits on him hand and foot bíonn sí ag freastal air ó mhaidin go hoíche, bíonn sí ag freastal air mar a bheadh cearc le héillín ann

what are we waiting for?

cén fáth a bhfuilimid ag cur ama amú?

what are you waiting for?

cad é an mhoill atá ort?

while you wait

he cuts keys while you wait gearrann sé eochracha agus tú ag fanacht

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