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I was a waitress years ago when I was first trying to become an actress, waiting tables in New York City.
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Meaning of "waitress" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WAITRESS

waitress  [ˈweɪtrɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAITRESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Waitress is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb waitress in English.

WHAT DOES WAITRESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

waitress

Waiting staff

Waiting staff, wait staff, waitstaff or serving staff are those who work at a restaurant or a bar attending customers—supplying them with food and drink as requested. An individual waiting tables is commonly called a server, waitperson, waitress, waiter, or less commonly the 1980s American neologism waitron. Archaic terms such as serving girl, serving wench, or serving lad are generally used only within their historical context. Waiting on tables is part of the service sector, and among the most common occupations in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, as of May 2008, there were over 2.2 million persons employed as servers in the U.S. Many businesses choose for the people waiting to all wear a uniform, a tradition that has been around in the waiting industry for centuries. Waitstaff may receive tips as a minor or major part of their earnings, with customs varying widely from country to country.

Definition of waitress in the English dictionary

The definition of waitress in the dictionary is a woman who serves at table, as in a restaurant. Other definition of waitress is to act as a waitress.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WAITRESS

PRESENT

Present
I waitress
you waitress
he/she/it waitresses
we waitress
you waitress
they waitress
Present continuous
I am waitressing
you are waitressing
he/she/it is waitressing
we are waitressing
you are waitressing
they are waitressing
Present perfect
I have waitressed
you have waitressed
he/she/it has waitressed
we have waitressed
you have waitressed
they have waitressed
Present perfect continuous
I have been waitressing
you have been waitressing
he/she/it has been waitressing
we have been waitressing
you have been waitressing
they have been waitressing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I waitressed
you waitressed
he/she/it waitressed
we waitressed
you waitressed
they waitressed
Past continuous
I was waitressing
you were waitressing
he/she/it was waitressing
we were waitressing
you were waitressing
they were waitressing
Past perfect
I had waitressed
you had waitressed
he/she/it had waitressed
we had waitressed
you had waitressed
they had waitressed
Past perfect continuous
I had been waitressing
you had been waitressing
he/she/it had been waitressing
we had been waitressing
you had been waitressing
they had been waitressing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will waitress
you will waitress
he/she/it will waitress
we will waitress
you will waitress
they will waitress
Future continuous
I will be waitressing
you will be waitressing
he/she/it will be waitressing
we will be waitressing
you will be waitressing
they will be waitressing
Future perfect
I will have waitressed
you will have waitressed
he/she/it will have waitressed
we will have waitressed
you will have waitressed
they will have waitressed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been waitressing
you will have been waitressing
he/she/it will have been waitressing
we will have been waitressing
you will have been waitressing
they will have been waitressing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would waitress
you would waitress
he/she/it would waitress
we would waitress
you would waitress
they would waitress
Conditional continuous
I would be waitressing
you would be waitressing
he/she/it would be waitressing
we would be waitressing
you would be waitressing
they would be waitressing
Conditional perfect
I would have waitress
you would have waitress
he/she/it would have waitress
we would have waitress
you would have waitress
they would have waitress
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been waitressing
you would have been waitressing
he/she/it would have been waitressing
we would have been waitressing
you would have been waitressing
they would have been waitressing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you waitress
we let´s waitress
you waitress
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to waitress
Past participle
waitressed
Present Participle
waitressing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WAITRESS


actress
ˈæktrɪs
arbitress
ˈɑːbɪtrɪs
aviatress
ˈeɪvɪˌeɪtrɪs
aviatrice
ˈeɪvɪˌeɪtrɪs
dictatress
dɪkˈteɪtrɪs
emulatress
ˈɛmjʊˌleɪtrɪs
heritress
ˈhɛrɪtrɪs
inhabitress
ɪnˈhæbɪtrɪs
inheritress
ɪnˈhɛrɪtrɪs
initiatress
ɪˈnɪʃɪˌeɪtrɪs
inquisitress
ɪnˈkwɪzɪtrɪs
janitress
ˈdʒænɪtrɪs
legislatress
ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtrɪs
mediatress
ˈmiːdɪeɪtrɪs
mistress
ˈmɪstrɪs
negotiatress
nɪˈɡəʊʃɪˌeɪtrɪs
servitress
ˈsɜːvɪtrɪs
traitress
ˈtreɪtrɪs
vindicatress
ˈvɪndɪˌkeɪtrɪs
visitress
ˈvɪzɪtrɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAITRESS

wait-listed
Waitangi Day
Waitangi Tribunal
Waite
waiter
waiterage
waiterhood
waitering
waiting
waiting game
waiting list
waiting room
waitingly
waitlist
waitperson
waitressing
waitron
waits
Waitsian
waitstaff

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAITRESS

address
buttress
cocktail waitress
de-stress
distress
enchantress
huntress
in distress
inner spring mattress
mattress
proprietress
seamstress
seductress
shear stress
songstress
stress
supporting actress
temptress
tensile stress
tress
yield stress

Synonyms and antonyms of waitress in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WAITRESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «waitress» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of waitress

Translation of «waitress» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAITRESS

Find out the translation of waitress to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of waitress from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «waitress» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女服务员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

camarera
570 millions of speakers

English

waitress
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वेट्रेस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَادِلَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

официантка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

garçonete
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওয়েট্রেস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

serveuse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelayan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kellnerin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウェイトレス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

웨이트리스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Waitress
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người hầu bàn nữ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பணியாளர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॉटेलमध्ये काम करणारी महिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bayan garson
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cameriera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kelnerka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

офіціантка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chelneriță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σερβιτόρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kelnerin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

servitris
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

servitør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of waitress

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAITRESS»

The term «waitress» is very widely used and occupies the 16.633 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAITRESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «waitress» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «waitress» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about waitress

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «WAITRESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word waitress.
1
Lucy Alibar
I wasn't the best waitress in the world, but I was cheerful and worked hard.
2
Shiri Appleby
I took my waitress uniform. Seemed fitting.
3
Amy Bloom
I spent a lot of time listening to people. But it's also true that I liked details and listening to people when I was a bartender and when I was a waitress and probably when I was a babysitter as well. I suspect that's part of what drew me to psychotherapy rather than the other way around.
4
Lacey Chabert
When I was growing up I always wanted to be a waitress. My sister opened a restaurant in Mississippi, and I went down there and was a waitress for a few days. Let me tell you, I got it out of my system.
5
Abbie Cobb
I feel so fortunate and lucky I don't have to be a waitress or a bartender or a personal trainer.
6
Barbara Corcoran
I was a hot-dog stand lady, I was an orphan housemother, I was a waitress 3 or 4 times. All of those jobs did not have good bosses. They basically told you what to do, when to do and when to hop. And I just didn't like that very much.
7
Simon Cowell
I don't like people who are hypocritical, who pretend to be nice, particularly in show business when they're nice on camera, and then off camera they're absolutely appalling to the makeup people, or the waitress in a restaurant, you know? I don't like - I can't bear those kind of people. So I like people who are, you know, up front in your face.
8
Kristin Davis
I was very poor and I was a waitress, and it's hard to be a poor waitress in New York.
9
Kim Dickens
I was a waitress years ago when I was first trying to become an actress, waiting tables in New York City.
10
Teri Garr
I've always had this American-pie face that would get work in commercials... I'd say things like, 'Hi, Marge, how's your laundry?' and 'Hi, I'm a real nice Georgia peach.' Sometimes this work is one step above being a cocktail waitress.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAITRESS»

Discover the use of waitress in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to waitress and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray
Alison Owings travelled the USA from border to border and coast to coast, to hear firsthand what waitresses think about their lives, their work and their world.
Alison Owings, 2002
2
Greek Tycoon, Waitress Wife
Carrie Richards has stepped into the glittering life of Greek billionaire Alexeis Nicolaides.
Julia James, 2008
3
Prince's Waitress Wife
Bedded for the prince's pleasure When virgin waitress Holly is thrown into the playboy prince's arms, he lives up to his wicked reputation by bedding her--then casting her aside!
Sarah Morgan, 2009
4
The Waitress
The Appetizer Katie has lofty career aspirations that seem to change almost hourly: writer, film director, teacher, educational psychiatrist.
Melissa Nathan, 2009
5
The Cocktail Waitress
Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son.
James M. Cain, 2014
6
The Waiter & Waitress and Waitstaff Training Handbook: A ...
This training handbook was designed for use by all food service serving staff members. The guide covers every aspect of restaurant customer service for the positions of host, waiter or waitress, head waiter, captain, and bus person.
Lora Arduser, Douglas Robert Brown, 2005
7
Fired Waitress, Hired Mistress
Nina Petrelle, disastrous waitress to overprivileged island holidaymakers, has been fired by her high-handed new boss Gabe Steele--aka the hot sexy stranger she spent the best night of her life with!
Robyn Grady, 2010
8
Mrs Wobble the Waitress
Luckily Mr Wobble and the Wobble children have a clever plan . . .A hilarious Happy Families picture book from Janet and Allan Ahlberg'The Ahlbergs belong, with A. A. Milne and Lewis Carroll, to the greatest tradition of children's books.
Allan Ahlberg, 2013
9
The Man's Manual: Poker Secrets, Beer Lore, Waitress ...
Here are succinct, step-by-step directions for impersonating a smart person, and landing an airplane safely.
Gregg Stebben, 2013
10
Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress
Taylor travels more than 26,000 miles throughout the United States collecting stories of lifer waitresses. Their compelling stories are complemented by Taylor's striking color photographs of them at work.
Candacy A. Taylor, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAITRESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term waitress is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney to Longtime Customer in Georgia
As a Hooters waitress in Roswell, Georgia, Marianna Villareal makes her living serving customers, but what she did for a longtime patron last week may have ... «KTLA, Jun 15»
2
Hooters waitress donating kidney to longtime customer
Don Thomas is a longtime regular at the Hooters in Roswell, Ga. But it's not the beer or the chicken wings that bring him back. Instead, it's the generosity of one ... «USA TODAY, May 15»
3
Florida waitress accused of altering bills to increase tips
A 21-year-old Florida waitress is accused of altering bills to increase the amount of tips left by customers. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says Victoria ... «Fox News, May 15»
4
New York waitress gets $50000 tip in will of favorite customer
A waitress at a steakhouse in New York City was shocked to learn that one of her favorite customers had left her a hefty tip in his will -- $50,000. "I did not see it ... «CNN, May 15»
5
Kansas Governor Brownback Gets Note From Waitress: 'Tip the …
The governor of Kansas was taken to school by a waitress who objected to his controversial school funding program - and her tip to Gov. Sam Brownback went ... «NBCNews.com, May 15»
6
One man left a $3000 tip for a struggling New York waitress
Mike, a resident in New York City, left the massive tip for a waitress who was facing some hard times. "This woman had been serving us for almost a year now. «KABC-TV, Apr 15»
7
Waitress: 'I felt NZ should know'
Cafe owners Jackie Grant and Scott Brown, pictured with Amanda Bailey (right), say the Prime Minister is a popular visitor. Photo / Dean Purcell. A waitress says ... «New Zealand Herald, Apr 15»
8
Jessie Mueller Confirmed To Star in Sara Bareilles Musical Waitress
Tony Award-winning Beautiful star Jessie Mueller will star in American Repertory Theater's world-premiere production of Sara Bareilles' musical Waitress ... «Playbill.com, Apr 15»
9
'Waitress,' Ensler, Rylance in ART's new season
The American Repertory Theater's 2015-16 season, announced Thursday, will lead off with a world-premiere musical based on the film “Waitress,” and it will ... «Boston Globe, Apr 15»
10
OC Waitress Describes 'Miracle' of Surviving Being Run Over by …
Four people were arrested Monday after allegedly skipping out on their bill at an Anaheim-area restaurant and striking a waitress who said it was a “miracle” she ... «KTLA, Mar 15»

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