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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Waiting \Wait"ing\, a. & n. from Wait, v. [1913 Webster] In waiting, in attendance; as, lords in waiting. [Eng.] Waiting gentlewoman, a woman who waits upon a person of rank. Waiting maid, Waiting woman, a maid or woman who waits upon another as a personal servant. [1913 Webster]