waiting list

waiting list
noun
a roster of those waiting to obtain something (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑roll, ↑roster

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noun, pl ⋯ lists [count]
: a list that contains the names of people who are waiting for something

The country club has a two-year waiting list to become a member. [=people have to wait two years before they can become a member]

I'll put your name on the waiting list.

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ˈwaiting list [waiting list waiting lists] noun
a list of people who are waiting for sth such as a service or medical treatment that is not yet available

There are no places available right now but I'll

put you on a waiting list

.

There's a waiting list to join the golf club.

(BrE)

The government has promised to cut hospital waiting lists.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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