1. [ adjective ] being and remaining ready and available for use
Synonyms: ready_and_waiting

"waiting cars and limousines lined the curb" "found her mother waiting for them" "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests" "military forces ready and waiting"

Related terms: ready
2. [ noun ] the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
Synonyms: wait

"the wait was an ordeal for him"

Related terms: inactivity wait
Similar spelling:   wading