WAIT, v.i.

, n. Ambush. As a noun, this word is used only in certain phrases. To lie in wait, is to lie in ambush; to be secreted in order to fall by surprise on an enemy; hence figuratively, to lay snares, or to make insidious attempts, or to watch for the purpose of ensnaring. Josh 8.

In wait, is used in a like sense by Milton.

To lay wait, to set an ambush. Jer 9.