wait tables

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wait tables

US
: to serve food or drinks as a waiter or waitress
  • She has a job waiting tables.

Word by Word Definitions

wait play
  1. : to stay in place in expectation of : await

  2. : to delay serving (a meal)

  3. : to serve as waiter for

  1. : a hidden or concealed position

  2. : a state or attitude of watchfulness and expectancy

  3. : one of a band of public musicians in England employed to play for processions or public entertainments

table play tables
  1. : a piece of furniture consisting of a smooth flat slab fixed on legs

  2. : a group of people assembled at or as if at a table

  3. : a legislative or negotiating session

  1. : to remove (something, such as a parliamentary motion) from consideration indefinitely

  2. : to place on the agenda

  3. : to put on a table

  1. : suitable for a table or for use at a table

  2. : suitable for serving at a table

  3. : proper for conduct at a table


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