What does await mean?

Definitions for await
əˈweɪtawait

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. awaitnoun

    A waiting for; ambush.

  2. awaitnoun

    Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation.

  3. awaitverb

    To wait for.

    I await your reply to my letter.

  4. awaitverb

    To expect.

  5. awaitverb

    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. awaitverb

    To wait on, serve or attend (to).

  7. awaitverb

    To watch, observe.

  8. awaitverb

    To wait (on or upon).

  9. awaitverb

    To wait; to stay in waiting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awaitverb

    to watch for; to look out for

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

  2. Awaitverb

    to wait on, serve, or attend

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

  3. Awaitverb

    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. Awaitverb

    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. Awaitverb

    to watch

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

  6. Awaitverb

    to wait (on or upon)

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

  7. Awaitverb

    to wait; to stay in waiting

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

  8. Awaitnoun

    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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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. Susan Sontag:

    AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.

  2. Brian Molefe:

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

  3. Scott Britton:

    I think there were a lot of things going on in this case, i think we need to await the results of the investigations.

  4. Mandeep Mehra:

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

  5. Scott Talbott:

    We will now await further information about whether the bears will remain under state management or if they go back to federal management.

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