from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who serves at a table, as in a restaurant.
- n. A tray or salver.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A male or sometimes female attendant who serves customers in a restaurant, cafe or similar.
- n. Someone who waits for somebody or something, a person who is waiting, the one waiting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance, esp. at table.
- n. A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes, etc.; a salver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A watcher.
- n. A watchman; a guard or keeper.
- n. One who waits; one who abides in expectation of the happening of some event, the arrival of some appointed time, some opportunity, or the like.
- n. A domestic servant.
- n. A waiting-woman.
- n. A man-servant who waits at table: applied more commonly to those who serve in hotels or restaurants.
- n. An officer in the employ of the British custom-house. See coast-waiter, tide-waiter.
- n. A tray; a salver.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who waits or awaits
- n. a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
WHEN WE THINK of the apostles—those stalwart disciples of Jesus—the word waiter usually does not immediately come to mind.
“Emily,”, her friend replied, “that waiter is speaking Spanish.”
The waiter is named Jorge, but this is a coincidence.
Being coloured means the waiter is surprised at the small/modest/large tip you give.
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.
I called a waiter over and asked him to get Bria from the kitchen.
Currently, every coachman and every waiter is debating whether relativity theory is correct.
I called the waiter over to order every bottle they had, wrapped to go.
He called the waiter and ordered eu for the lady as well.
– Although the superhero-as-waiter is reminiscent of Peter Parker-as-pizzaboy, this should be fine.