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.

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And now, his icon status is getting fuel from an unlikely place: local library paint-alongs with wait lists to get in. Julia Lyon, Washington Post, "People are waiting in line. Is it Hamilton? No, it’s Bob Ross on YouTube.," 13 July 2018 Be warned, however, spots and waiting lists fill up quickly. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Summer fun! Keep the kids occupied with free and cheap activities," 25 June 2018 Erika was officially notified Friday morning she was placed on the liver transplant wait list. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Her only chance at life is a new liver, but her insurer said no. Then she wrote a powerful plea to the CEO," 13 May 2018 The Spring Foragers & Farmers dinner has sold out its first dinner on May 20; a second dinner, on May 19, has been added, and the restaurant is taking names for wait lists. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Little Duck Kitchen debuts in May with foraging and farm dinner," 11 Apr. 2018 There’s usually a wait list but call for cancellations. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Tom Stienstra: California’s 25 best cabins on golden ponds," 20 June 2018 These factors led to the program's largest ever wait list. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "What's The Future Of The 4th 'R' Program?," 21 May 2018 No one will use the term waiting list, but the high-performance vehicles are not coming off any assembly line. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Raj Nair, fired from Ford, now leads company that builds $450K Ford GT," 18 May 2018 Malaya was on that waiting list for fewer than 13 days. Ken Alltucker, azcentral, "Gilbert mom, baby connected by unbreakable bond of dual heart transplants," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of waiting list

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waiting list was in 1892

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

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