Predicate: wait

Roleset id: wait.01 , wait, delay movement or action, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

wait.01: WAIT-V NOTES: Frames file for 'wait' based on survey of initial sentences of big corpus and comparison with 'remain' and 'exist' (so says verbnet). Member of Vncls exist-47.1-1. (from wait.01-v) WAITING-N NOTES: (from waiting.01-n)


wait (v.)Waiting Holding_off_on Expectation
waiting (n.)


        Arg1-PPT: wait-er (not waiter, that's the other sense) (vnrole: 47.1-1-theme)
        Arg2-CAU: thing waited for
        Argm-TMP: period of time waited through

Example: time period

        The Treasury may wait until Monday or Tuesday.

        Arg1: The Treasury
        Argm-mod: may
        Rel: wait
        Argm-tmp: until Monday or Tuesday

Example: waiting for Godot (you saw that coming, didn't you?)

        That permits them to wait for prices to rise.

        Arg1: them
        Rel: wait
        Arg2: for prices to rise

Roleset id: wait.02 , serve tables, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

wait.02: WAIT-V NOTES: (from wait.02-v) WAITING-N NOTES: (from waiting.02-n)


waiting (n.)
wait (v.)Being_employed


        Arg0-PAG: waiter
        Arg1-PPT: table

Example: ARG0 and ARG1

        " They probably thought their old fogey of a boss had just come to wait on them ! "

        Arg0: their old fogey of a boss
        Rel: wait
        Arg1: on them

Predicate: wait_out

Roleset id: wait_out.03 , wait out: endure, outlast, enduring, lasting, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

wait_out.03: WAIT_OUT-V NOTES: (from wait.03-v) WAITING_OUT-N NOTES: (from waiting.03-n)


waiting_out (n.)
wait_out (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: thing lasting longer
        Arg1-PPT: thing lasting shorter

Example: us. 'wait it out'

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: infinitive

        As the strike enters its 15th day today, some members are getting nervous, the spokesman conceded, but [the majority of the 55,000 Machinists]-1 are prepared [*-1]to ``wait it out as long as it takes.''

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: wait out
        Arg1: it
        Argm-tmp: as long as it takes