noun, verbal noun
The place you wait to join other people is a waiting room or a meeting place.
The readings for this word are both kun'yomi readings, but it's like the hiragana that normally sticks out is stuffed in. 待ち → 待, 合い → 合 and is pronounced the same too. I know it's confusing, but once you get it down you'll never forget!
to look at one's smartphone at the meeting place
to be made to wait at the meeting place
to wait at the meeting place
Start squatting in the meeting place on my signal.
The waiting room was so cold that I got a bladder infection.
I ran into a friend from a long time ago in the waiting room of the hospital and we chatted about the old days.