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there are many examples where we use the _ing ending to create adjectives:

tiring class
talking bird
shining day

what can you tell me about "waiting"?

I know verbs and gerunds forms work as nouns like in "waiting room".

waiting man
waiting girl
waiting answers
waitings ages???
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'Waiting room' is a room for waiting. 'Waiting' is a gerund here, and it is used as one noun modifying another. It's the same as 'dining room' or 'family room' or 'play room.'

In your examples -- waiting man,waiting girl,waiting answers -- 'waiting' is the present participle describing the noun: the man is waiting, the girl is waiting, and the answers are waiting.

I don't know any meaning for 'waiting ages.' Is there any context for this phrase?

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