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

How to pronounce await?

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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. Peter Cardillo:

    Obviously, it's about oil prices, the market is probably going to have an upward bias for most of the session as investors await the ECB( decision) tomorrow.

  2. Simon Coveney:

    In the next two weeks, we need to see written proposals. It needs to happen two weeks from the summit, if there is no progress on the backstop, we are in for an uncertain summer. At this point we need written proposals on the Irish backstop consistent with what was agreed. We await written proposals from the British side.

  3. Rogerio Rosso:

    We await Anvisa authorization to start the clinical studies here.

  4. Mandeep Mehra:

    I eagerly await word from the independent audits, the results of which will inform any further action.

  5. William Ellery Channing:

    To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.

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