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 for waiter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waiter \Wait"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in
        attendance, esp. at table.
        [1913 Webster]
              The waiters stand in ranks; the yeomen cry,
              "Make room," as if a duke were passing by. --Swift.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes,
        etc.; a salver.
        [1913 Webster]
     Coast waiter. See under Coast, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a
           restaurant) [syn: waiter, server]
      2: a person who waits or awaits

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