noun A man whose job is to serve customers at their tables in a restaurant. (Arriving passengers greet their cabin stewards and table waiters like long-lost family friends with smiling handshakes, hugs and much backslapping.) A person who waits for a time, event, or opportunity. (Mr McMahon said all of the long waiters in the eastern region should be given an opportunity to be treated under the fund and a record kept of those who don't wish to be involved in the scheme.) A small tray; a salver.