What does await mean?

Definitions for await
əˈweɪtawait

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Await(verb)

    to wait on, serve, or attend

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

  3. Await(verb)

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

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

  4. Await(verb)

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

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

  5. Await(verb)

    to watch

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

  6. Await(verb)

    to wait (on or upon)

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

  7. Await(verb)

    to wait; to stay in waiting

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

  8. Await(noun)

    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

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. await

    Ambush; cutting off vessels by means of boats hidden in coves which they must pass in their course.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say await in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Rick Meckler:

    This market is somewhere between trying to decide the interest rate, oil, dollar question while we await earnings. There's no real earnings out to give it any footing. It's just been drifting back and forth.

  2. John Furjanic:

    In my humble opinion, any father who doesn't take their young daughters to watch women's sports (at all levels -- grammar school through pro) is missing a chance to expose their children to the opportunities that await them, long term, parents taking kids to women's games and women's teams promoting themselves in schools has to be helpful to establishing widespread popularity, generations at a time.

  3. The Baltimore-based university:

    We have determined that it is prudent to hold this tournament without spectators, we are not making any determination about other JHU events at this time; while we await further guidance from public health authorities, we will be assessing large events on a case-by-case basis.

  4. Justice Aideen Donnelly:

    The court has determined that extradition to the USA for the purpose of trial on these alleged offences would not amount to a violation of his constitutional or Convention rights, in the circumstances the court shall make an order committing Mr Marques to a prison, there to await the order of the Minister for his extradition.

  5. Brian Molefe:

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

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