waiting area


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n waiting area a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
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In literature:

By the time he got up the area-steps, three or four women who had seen him go down were standing together at the top waiting for him.
"At the Back of the North Wind" by George MacDonald
Soon the last Frenchman had emerged from the trees, but the French commander waited until the Germans were all in the mined area.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
She now seemed to be listening and waiting, her attention on the unseen area door.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
On my left hand was a tiny unfenced courtyard, not more than six yards in area, and I turned into this quickly and waited.
"Jacqueline of Golden River" by H. M. Egbert
He hurried through a tunnel to the open area of the field where the other passengers were waiting in jet cars.
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
After an hour's wait Battery D was assigned to the 13th row of Section C of the tented area.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
Summoned to wait upon the king, I found him in a clay-built palace covering a very extensive area, and of one story.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
She came home at noon, her girl friends accompanying her, but waiting, as before, in the area.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Where considerable areas have to be reclaimed, involving large expenditures and a long period of waiting for returns, public reclamation is preferable.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
On the ground, the surface cars halted beyond the danger area, waiting for the missile attack to finish.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick

In news:

The day after Sandy struck the New York area, people wait to board a ferry in Hoboken, N.J.
Wednesday marks the end of a very long wait and the beginning of a faster way to travel for those in our Ohio viewing areas.
Leon Russell's Tulsa-area friends and fans are going to have to wait a little longer to celebrate his birthday this year.
A giant Gollum looms over the waiting area in New Zealand's Wellington Airport.
"You've got more redevelopment going on, and so if you wait another 10 years, and the whole area completely redevelops, then you can't change anything," Pfitzer said.
She said the apartment had a waiting area and dental equipment.
The Lady Eagles started slow but came back to crush Monroe Area while the Eastside boys waited until the final 2:30 of the game before topping the Hurricanes for the Region 8-AAAA sweep on Saturday.
Furniture waits to be arranged in the lounge area of the new Aloft hotel, as staff members undergo orientation.
The Freeborn, Mower and Steele County areas are still waiting to see if they will be the next area to get a VA outpatient clinic.
Turns out that the rose specialists in the area have determined that we should wait until after about March 1 to prune the roses…I don't know if that's just this year or every year from now on.
Some rail stations do not have indoor waiting areas.
A task force leaves the staging area to head to their dispatched location and wait for further instruction.
Soldiers played host and waited on tables at an area restaurant Tuesday night for a good cause.
If stylists are running 45 minutes behind, they should let clients in the waiting area know.
Hundreds of Tri-State Area residents waited outside Indian Creek High School Thursday to catch a glimpse of a former president as well as support President Barack Obama's bid for re-election in November.

In science:

However, if one is interested in the global time evolution —i.e., if we let I be the full real line— then the answer is in the negative: No matter how much we shrink the area gap, if we wait long enough the difference in the predictions of the two theories will become as large as we want.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
Milagrito is located in one of the most lightning-prone areas in the US. The mean waiting time for a strike within the 50,000 m2 site is about 1 month, peaking in the early summer.
Milagrito: a TeV air-shower array
Finally, as we write, it seems to us that this whole research area is waiting for a more overarching theory to emerge.
Exploring Network Economics