As a Noun
1. A period of time in which you do very little, before something happens. English = wait.
As a Verb or Adjective
1. To spend some time, usually doing very little and staying in the one place, before something happens. English = wait.
1. Used alone to ask someone to give you more time before you attend to them or do what they have asked you to do. English = 'Wait!', 'Hold on!'
2. Used alone to ask someone (especially children) to stop running around or making too much noise and commotion; or to stop bothering someone and leave them alone. English = 'Slow down!', 'Calm down!', 'Be quiet!', 'Don't do that!', 'Keep still!'