Pronunciation: (wā'tur),[key] —n. 1. a person, esp. a man, who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.
2. a tray for carrying dishes, a tea service, etc.; salver.
3. a person who waits or awaits.
4. Obs.an attendant.
—v.i. to work or serve as a waiter: to waiter in a restaurant.