Taxonomy of meanings for 待:

  • dài (OC: ɡ-lɯɯʔ MC: dəi) 徒亥切 上 廣韻:【待擬也俟也 】
    • WAIT
      • viactengage in waiting for things, remain in a place
      • vtoNN=humanwait for (a person) 待我二十五年
      • vtoNN=nonhuwait for (something desirable); wait until; wait for (a period of time); expect
      • vtoNpassivebe successfully or confidently waited for
      • vtoNPab{S}wait until S
      • vtoSwait until S
      • vtoSimperativewait until S! wait in this matter
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2wait for (something N1) from (a source N2)
      • vt(oN)wait for the contextually determinate N
      • vt prep Nwait for N
      • modality of>PATIENT
        • vtoNwait patiently for> be patient with
      • abstract>RELY ON
        • vt+prep+Ndepend on
        • vtoN.adVrelying on (someone) (do something); depend on (something) in order to V
        • vtoNfactualwait for so as to> depend on
        • vtoNlogicZZ 1: depend on (something or somebody)
        • vtoNab{ACT}.-Vdepend of Nab-ing in order to V
        • but not have>NEED
          • vtoNneed, depend on (many examples from RELY ON need to be moved here)
        • be ready for, "wait upon">SERVE
          • vtoNserve so as to satisfy the requirements of
        • abstract: resulting action>REACT
          • vtoNrespond (to a situation or an event), deal with (an enemy)
          • constructive such action>PROVIDE
            • vtoNprovide
          • lenient response>FORGIVE
        • grammaticalised>WHEN
          • vt0oS1.adS2wait until S1 > when/after S1 (then S2) (compare Modern Mandarin 等到)