waiting room

Definitions

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

  • Glenn Le Grice
    Glenn Le Grice
    “Florida, is Gods waiting room.”

Usage

In literature:

Step into the waiting-room and come in when I whistle.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
At last, as the count did not return, there was nothing left for Herr Bernat to do but go to his room and wait there for further developments.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
It was a dreary room where the count sat waiting for the priest, and it smelled of musty calf, for the books on the shelves were old.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton
Your wraps are left in the carriage (or motor-car), you enter the Palace and are shown into a room where you wait, and wait and WAIT!
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Jacqueline returned to the drawing-room, and waited there before the fire.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
Stella waited until they were out in the hall, and then looked around the room, a poignant tenderness in her eyes.
"Different Girls" by Various
Evidently the Senator was busy, for his waiting-room was full.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
She is in my state-room, waiting for you.
"Bessie's Fortune" by Mary J. Holmes
Go into the first-class waiting-room and look out of the window that gives on to the station hall.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
Who wait upon the Grandsire in that assembly room?
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
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In poetry:

My days
are like the waiting room
of a station:
eyes glued
to the tracks…
"Gioconda And Si-Ya-U" by Nazim Hikmet
Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Bar-room.
(Wait about, and hang about, and that's the way it goes.)
"Chant For Dark Hours" by Dorothy Parker
The waiting room was bright
and too hot. It was sliding
beneath a big black wave,
another, and another.
"In the Waiting Room" by Elizabeth Bishop
And I think of the hands that signal
The hours there in the gloom,
And wonder what angel watchers
Wait in the darkened room.
"In The Dark" by James Whitcomb Riley
Or let us wait until each rain-stained room
Is carpeted with moonlight, pattened oft
With the deep boughs o'erhead;
And through the house the wind goes rustling soft,
As might the ghost--a whisper of perfume--
Of some sweet girl long dead.
"The Old House" by Madison Julius Cawein
So wait till the Boom bursts!—we’ll all get a show;
And wait till the Boom bursts, and swear mighty low.
‘We mostly charge a pound a week. How do you like the room?’
And ‘Show this gentleman the bath’—at the Bursting of the Boom.
"The Bursting of the Boom" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Peter Nicks' ' Waiting Room '.
Worthwhile time in 'The Waiting Room '.
Health Care Meets Humanity In 'The Waiting Room '.
Examining the healthcare system through its public waiting room s.
To watch Peter Nicks' %22The Waiting Room%22 is to wish it would never end.
Life Inside 'The Waiting Room'.
Courtesy Peter Nicks/The Waiting Room.
At the Forefront of America's Health Care Battle: "The Waiting Room".
'The Waiting Room' review: People in crisis.
When Bay Area filmmaker Peter Nicks started working on "The Waiting Room," his documentary about Oakland's Highland Hospital, one fact stood out immediately: the overwhelming diversity of the human stories he encountered.
Worthwhile time in 'The Waiting Room'.
0 Dr Douglas White bedside in "The Waiting Room.".
Doctor's office gets young gators as waiting-room pets.
The Scramble For Care In 'The Waiting Room'.
Coping With The Surgical Waiting Room.
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In science:

Here the temperature response of magnetisation is noted during field cooled cooling (FCC) from room temperature in 9Oe magnetic field with temporary stops at 110K and 95K for a waiting time 7200sec.
Changeover from Glassy ferromagnetism of the orbital domain state to long range ferromagnetic ordering in La{_{0.9}}Sr_{0.1}MnO{_3}
Afterwards, in §7.1, we treat the associated M /M /n/∞ + M (Erlang A or Palm) model, which has n servers, unlimited waiting room, the first-come firstserved (FCFS) service discipline and Markovian customer abandonment (the final +M ); customers abandon (leave) if they have to spend too long waiting in queue.
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
We will also allow finite waiting rooms of size mn , where the waiting rooms grow at rate √n as n → ∞, i.e., so that mn√n → κ ≥ 0 as n → ∞ .
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
Halfin and Whitt for the case of infinite waiting room and no abandonment.
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
Now there are n servers and unlimited waiting room with the FCFS service discipline.
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
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