waiting list


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

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Thursday that Oregon Health & Science University will transfer the 20 patients on its waiting list to other transplant centers. Fox News, "Last remaining heart transplant doctor leaves Oregon hospital," 30 Aug. 2018 Marcus Lutheran alone has 264 students on its wait list—while draining tax dollars. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Milwaukee’s Public School Barricade," 13 Aug. 2018 The additional staff, Garcia said, will help FIRN bring down its wait list and see more clients a day. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Howard County immigration counseling nonprofit strives to meet demand," 26 Apr. 2018 Our wait list for dental services is currently one year and represents approximately 200 individuals. Cathy Janek, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora's Mission Possible brings health care to 'the poorest of the poor'," 10 Mar. 2018 El Bulli closed with rumors that there were still 30,000 people left on its wait list. Farrah Shaikh, Town & Country, "This Restaurant Has a 10-Year Reservation Wait List," 19 Mar. 2014 Like much of what Markle wears, the shoes have become widely popular, and at one-point even boasted a 25,000 person waiting list. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle's Favorite Sarah Flint Flats Are Finally Back in Stock," 3 Apr. 2019 Abdulraheem had been very sick for eight years and on the transplant waiting list since last July. Amanda Kingsbury, Indianapolis Star, "Before it even begins, our series on organ donation is a surprise," 4 Apr. 2018 By fall 2016, 485 medallion holders were on a wait list to surrender their medallions; the SFMTA is supposed to pay them $200,000 each, medallion holders could use the money to repay the credit union. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco let Uber, Lyft kill taxi market, lawsuit says," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of waiting list

1892, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of waiting list

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

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