wait-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: remain inactive or delay action until an appointed time

Commentary: Includes: WAIT OUT

He is waiting to be drafted.
I had to wait in line for an hour to get the tickets.
Microsoft urged Windows users to wait for its official security patch for a graphics file vulnerability.
Let's wait for the details before celebrating.
We waited for a sofa and love seat for over 6 months.
Wait, wait, don't tell me!
I patiently waited for the credits and then ran for the exit.
We are prepared to wait it out, as long as it takes.

VerbNet: exist-47.1-1
FrameNet: Waiting,Holding_off_on,Expectation
PropBank: wait.01,wait.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: serve

Commentary: Includes: WAIT ON
NOTE: Does not include "wait tables." See sense 3.

She once waited on Julia Child.
All her life she had waited on the needs of the white Redds.
I was waited on immediately at the ticket counter by two very pleasant young women.
We each had our own private hostess, who waited on us hand-and-foot.

VerbNet: caring-75.2-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
wait_on 1

Sense Number 3: serve (wait tables)

Commentary: Includes: WAIT TABLES
NOTE: "Wait tables" only. Does not include "wait on."

He waits tables on Saturday nights.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Being_employed
PropBank: wait.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4