Definition of wait a minute/moment/second
- Wait a minute. I need to tie my shoe.
- If you will just wait a second, I can explain what happened.
- Wait a second—that's not what she said.
- Wait a minute. I just remembered where I put the keys.
: to stay in place in expectation of : await
: to delay serving (a meal)
: to serve as waiter for
: a hidden or concealed position
: a state or attitude of watchfulness and expectancy
: one of a band of public musicians in England employed to play for processions or public entertainments
: the 60th part of an hour of time : 60 seconds
: the 60th part of a degree of angular measure
: the distance one can traverse in a minute
: to make notes or a brief summary of
: very small : infinitesimal
: of small importance : trifling
: marked by close attention to details
: a minute portion or point of time : instant
: a comparatively brief period of time
: present time
: next to the first in place or time
: next to the first in value, excellence, or degree
: inferior, subordinate
: one that is number two in a series — see Table of Numbers
: one that is next after the first in rank, position, authority, or precedence
: one that assists or supports another
: the 60th part of a minute of angular measure
: the 60th part of a minute of time : 1/86,400 part of the mean solar day
: an instant of time : moment
: to give support or encouragement to : assist
: to support (a fighting person or group) in combat : bring up reinforcements for
: to support or assist in contention or debate
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