What does await mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expect, look, await, wait(verb)

    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"


  1. await(Noun)

    A waiting for; ambush.

  2. await(Noun)

    Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation.

  3. await(Verb)

    To wait for.

    I await your reply to my letter.

  4. await(Verb)

    To expect.

  5. await(Verb)

    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.

  6. await(Verb)

    To wait on, serve or attend (to).

  7. await(Verb)

    To watch, observe.

  8. await(Verb)

    To wait (on or upon).

  9. await(Verb)

    To wait; to stay in waiting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Await(verb)

    to watch for; to look out for

  2. Await(verb)

    to wait on, serve, or attend

  3. Await(verb)

    to wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect

  4. Await(verb)

    to be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good

  5. Await(verb)

    to watch

  6. Await(verb)

    to wait (on or upon)

  7. Await(verb)

    to wait; to stay in waiting

  8. Await(noun)

    a waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed

  9. Origin: [OF. awaitier, agaitier; (L. ad) + waitier, gaitier to watch, F. guetter. See Wait.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Await

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'await' in Verbs Frequency: #709


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of await in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of await in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of await in a Sentence

  1. Don Stewart:

    We patiently await their counter-proposal.

  2. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta:

    I ask you all to join me in supporting my deputy and his co-accused as they also await their overdue vindication.

  3. Brian Molefe:

    I do not have any expectations that I should stay permanently, but we will await the outcome of the investigation.

  4. Peter Cardillo:

    The market is probably going to have an upward bias for most of the session as investors await the ECB( decision) tomorrow.

  5. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    If this strike was successful - and we still await confirmation of that - it will be a strike at the heart of ISIL (Islamic State).

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