waiter


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attendant

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Synonyms for waiter

a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

a person who waits or awaits

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The waiter stood staring a few seconds, while there deepened on every face at table a strange shame which is wholly the product of our time.
"Waiter!" Steward called; and, when the waiter stood close at hand: "Two beers.--Did you get that, Killeny?
The waiter glanced in with the disgusted look of the man who serves intoxicants for the man who takes too much of them.
I tried to forget his vulgar story in billiards, but he had spoiled my game, and next day to punish him I gave my orders through another waiter. As I had the window-seat, however, I could not but see that the little girl was late, and though this mattered nothing to me and I had finished my dinner, I lingered till she came.
To bid, with a shiver, the unfortunate flying waiter shut the door before he had opened it, was a condiment of a profounder flavour than Harvey.
And then to the waiter be betrayed the fact that the minutest coin and himself were strangers.
'In breeches and gaiters, broad-brimmed hat, grey coat, speckled choker,' said the waiter.
After a short interval, which John Browdie employed upon the ham and a cold round of beef, the waiter returned with another pie, and the information that Mr Squeers was not stopping in the house, but that he came there every day and that directly he arrived, he should be shown upstairs.
The waiter retired; the breakfast concluded; and the travellers ascended to their respective bedrooms, to prepare a change of clothing, to take with them on their approaching expedition.
The waiter was a tall, stringy man, who gave the impression of having no spine.
When we got back to the hotel, King Arthur's Round Table was ready for us in its white drapery, and the head waiter and his first assistant, in swallow-tails and white cravats, brought in the soup and the hot plates at once.
A handsome head waiter, with thick pomaded hair parted from the neck upwards, an evening coat, a broad white cambric shirt front, and a bunch of trinkets hanging above his rounded stomach, stood with his hands in the full curve of his pockets, looking contemptuously from under his eyelids while he gave some frigid reply to a gentleman who had stopped him.
The horse was visible outside in the drizzle at the door, my breakfast was put on the table, Drummle's was cleared away, the waiter invited me to begin, I nodded, we both stood our ground.
"That's the only thing I miss in Paris," he said, as he finished the bock which the waiter had brought.
Horser did not immediately reply, but he accepted the glass which the waiter brought him, and after a moment's hesitation drained its contents.