wait/just a moment

Definition of wait/just a moment

informal

  1. —used to tell someone to wait or to stop for a brief time “Aren't you finished yet?” “Just a moment. I'm almost done.” Wait a moment—I don't understand.

Word by Word Definitions

waitplay
  1. :  to stay in place in expectation of :  await

    :  to delay serving (a meal)

    :  to serve as waiter for

  1. :  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

    :  one of a group who serenade for gratuities especially at the Christmas season

justplay
  1. :  having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason :  reasonable

    :  conforming to a standard of correctness :  proper

    :  faithful to an original

  1. :  exactly, precisely

    :  very recently

    :  by a very small margin :  barely

  1. : archaic variant ofjoust

momentplay
  1. :  a minute portion or point of time :  instant

    :  a comparatively brief period of time

    :  present time


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