IPA: wˈeɪtɝ


  • A male or female attendant who serves customers at their tables in a restaurant, café or similar.
  • Someone who waits for somebody or something; a person who is waiting.
  • (historical) A person working as an attendant at the London Stock Exchange.
  • (obsolete) A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes, etc.; a salver. (See etymology of dumbwaiter.)
  • (obsolete) A custom house officer; a tide waiter.
  • (obsolete) A watchman.


  • (stative) To work as a waiter.

Examples of "waiter" in Sentences

  • The waiters brought dishes of food.
  • The waiter gave us only a serving of cake.
  • The waiter then counts the corpses in the picture.
  • The waiter disappeared towards the end of the night.
  • The waiter is named Jorge, but this is a coincidence.
  • In the movie he is the head waiter of a hotel dining room.
  • In the movie, he is the head waiter of a hotel dining room.
  • Arthur is a waiter at a diner in the beginning of the movie.
  • “Emily,”, her friend replied, “that waiter is speaking Spanish.”
  • Later, the tourist was kicked out of the restaurant by the waiter.
  • I called a waiter over and asked him to get Bria from the kitchen.
  • In the end, the waiter whom the man met in the restaurant was the suspect.
  • Brewster is also the waiter of The Roost, and offers the player coffee each day.
  • Being coloured means the waiter is surprised at the small/modest/large tip you give.
  • Currently, every coachman and every waiter is debating whether relativity theory is correct.
  • WHEN WE THINK of the apostles—those stalwart disciples of Jesus—the word waiter usually does not immediately come to mind.
  • Somehow, I doubt that you are reading restaurant websites while the waiter is trying to take your order so that you can fully understand the calories/fat/sodium/etc content of what you are going to order.

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