wait/just a moment

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wait/just a moment

informal
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

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

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

  2. : conforming to a standard of correctness : proper

  3. : faithful to an original

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : very recently

  3. : by a very small margin : barely

  1. : archaic variant of joust

moment play
  1. : a minute portion or point of time : instant

  2. : a comparatively brief period of time

  3. : present time


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