Definitions for await
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word await.
expect, look, await, waitverb
look forward to the probable occurrence of
"We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
A waiting for; ambush.
Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation.
To wait for.
I await your reply to my letter.
To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for
Glorious rewards await the good in heaven, eternal suffering awaits mortal sinners in hell.
To wait on, serve or attend (to).
To watch, observe.
To wait (on or upon).
To wait; to stay in waiting.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Ambush. See Wait.
Etymology: from the verb.
And least mishap the most bliss alter may?
For thousand perils lie in close await
About us daily, to work our decay. Edmund Spenser, Muiopotmos.
Etymology: from a and wait.
Even as the wretch condemn’d to lose his life,
Awaits the falling of the murd’ring knife. Edward Fairfax, b. iv.
Betwixt the rocky pillars Gabriel sat,
Chief of th’ angelick guards, awaiting night. Par. Lost, b. iv.
To shew thee what reward
Awaits the good; the rest, what punishment. Par. L. b. xi.
Unless his wrath be appeased, an eternity of torments awaits the objects of his displeasure. John Rogers.
Await is a verb that means to wait for something or someone, usually for a specific event or action to happen, with anticipation or expectation. It signifies being in readiness or being prepared for something that is going to happen in the future.
to watch for; to look out for
to wait on, serve, or attend
to wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect
to be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good
to wait (on or upon)
to wait; to stay in waiting
a waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed
Etymology: [OF. awaitier, agaitier; (L. ad) + waitier, gaitier to watch, F. guetter. See Wait.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-wāt′, v.t. to wait or look for: to be in store for: to attend: (obs.) to lie in wait for, to watch. [Through Fr. from the common Teutonic root of Ger. wacht, en, Eng. Wait.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Ambush; cutting off vessels by means of boats hidden in coves which they must pass in their course.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'await' in Verbs Frequency: #709
The numerical value of await in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of await in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
This could be the last snowstorm the D.C. area gets this winter, and may be one of the best for sledding in years, children and their parents should able to enjoy sledding on one of the best hills in the city. This is a one-time waiver that will allow Washington kids to sled while we await a more formal review of the ban, which will likely come after the last snow has fallen in our region.
I may be disabled, unhealthy, and poor. I may have suffered tragedies, setbacks, and injustices, but I refuse to give up. I believe in my mind that I am better than what I am. I believe that no matter how bad things get eventually they will look up. I try to focus on the good things that could await in the future rather than all the bad things that have happened. It helps me to keep going.
Yes, madam, I am finished. My star has fallen. I work and I try, yet know that all is but a farce.... I await the end of the tragedy and – strangely detached from everything – I do not feel any more an actor. I feel I am the last of spectators.
Children and their parents should able to enjoy sledding on one of the best hills in the city. This is a one-time waiver that will allow Washington kids to sled while we await a more formal review of the ban, which will likely come after the last snow has fallen in our region.
Life got ahead of me. I thought I would hurry up walking through this desert and I would await its arrival!
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- يَنْتَظِرُ, اِنْتَظَرَArabic
- чака́ць, ждацьBelarusian
- очаквам, оча́квам, ча́кам, обслу́жвамBulgarian
- অপেক্ষা করাBengali
- esperarCatalan, Valencian
- očekávat, čekatCzech
- erwarten, harrenGerman
- منتظر شدن, منتظر ... بودنPersian
- tarjoilla, olettaa, palvella, odottaa, tarkkaillaFinnish
- attendre, servirFrench
- इंतज़ार करनाHindi
- attendere, aspettare, servireItalian
- күту, тосуKazakh
- ចាំ, រងចាំKhmer
- expecto, opperior, exspectoLatin
- sagaidīt, gaidītLatvian
- очекува, чекаMacedonian
- afwachten, liggen, verwachten, klaarliggen, wachten, dienen, bedienenDutch
- oczekiwać, czekaćPolish
- esperar, aguardarPortuguese
- aștepta, servi masaRomanian
- обслу́живать, подожда́ть, ожида́ть, обслужи́ть, ждатьRussian
- očekivati, очекивати, čekati, чекатиSerbo-Croatian
- očakávať, čakaťSlovak
- жда́ти, чека́ти, очі́куватиUkrainian
- انتظار کرناUrdu
- đợi, chờ đợi, chờVietnamese
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