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.

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More than 200 people joined the wait list after the Sweet Branch in Salt Lake City began its 20-person monthly paint-alongs last fall. Julia Lyon, Washington Post, "People are waiting in line. Is it Hamilton? No, it’s Bob Ross on YouTube.," 13 July 2018 The wait list, which was started in April, grew to about 110 women in two months, Phillips said during that meeting. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Women left waiting for cancer screenings after Milwaukee Health Department stopped providing services," 10 July 2018 About 95,000 people are on the kidney waiting list. Fox News, "Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation," 10 Sep. 2018 There are 207,000 families on the wait list for public housing, and addressing that number could help reduce homelessness, Mr. Brawley said. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City to Build Thousands of Senior Housing Units on Public Land," 13 June 2018 New York City has committed $500 million to build up to a thousand of affordable apartments for low-income senior citizens on vacant public-housing land, a move advocates say would help reduce the wait list for apartments. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City to Build Thousands of Senior Housing Units on Public Land," 13 June 2018 The wait lists at certain makeup counters continued for months. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "Rihanna on Body Image, Turning 30, and Staying Real—No Matter What," 3 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of waiting list

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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