wait/just a minute

Definition of wait/just a minute

informal

  1. 1 —used to tell someone to wait or to stop for a brief time “Aren't you finished yet?” “Just a minute. I'm almost done.” Wait a minute—I didn't hear you. Could you repeat what you said? Wait just a minute, young man. Where do you think you're going?

  2. 2 —used to express surprise or disbelief Hey, wait a minute! That's not what you said yesterday!

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

minuteplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  to make notes or a brief summary of

  1. :  very small :  infinitesimal

    :  of small importance :  trifling

    :  marked by close attention to details


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