waiting list

noun

Definition of waiting list

: a list or roster of those waiting (as for admission to an organization or institution)

Examples of waiting list in a Sentence

I'll put your name on the waiting list.

Recent Examples on the Web

That frees up about 14,000 kidneys a year — about one for every seven people on the 90,000-strong transplant waiting list. Bloomberg Opinion, Twin Cities, "Other voices: The transplant waiting list is where hope goes to die," 11 Aug. 2019 Registration will remain open until classes are full; waiting lists will be established. S. Wayne Carter Jr., baltimoresun.com, "Harford County offering free mental health, safety classes this fall," 10 Sep. 2019 Their study included 705 patients with liver cancer on the transplant wait list at UCSF. Erin Allday, SFChronicle.com, "Major shortcomings in organ transplant network flagged in UCSF, Columbia studies," 7 Sep. 2019 Like a comet or solar eclipse, the lottery comes around once every few years, whenever the previous voucher waiting list has been exhausted. Leila Atassi, cleveland.com, "Why housing vouchers fail to help Clevelanders escape poverty, and how we can do better: Leila Atassi," 20 Aug. 2019 Health care workers revealed in 2014 that employees were keeping secret wait lists for appointments at the Phoenix VA and veterans had died while waiting. Donovan Slack, USA TODAY, "Exclusive: VA whistleblower-protection worker asks for protection," 16 Aug. 2019 Would-be customers can sign up for the system’s wait list by entering their email on Pampers’ website now. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Pampers to Launch Lumi, a System Allowing Parents to Monitor Babies' Diapers via Smartphone App," 29 July 2019 There are 3,603 Californians on the waiver, with another 1,970 on the wait list, according to the California Department of Health Care Services. Los Angeles Times, "She got a full scholarship to Stanford. But can she afford the care she needs to go?," 2 Sep. 2019 More than 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and roughly 5,000 die each year while on the kidney waiting list. Jen Christensen, CNN, "The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds," 26 Aug. 2019

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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waiting list

noun

English Language Learners Definition of waiting list

: a list that contains the names of people who are waiting for something

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