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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"


  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

  2. Awaitverb

    to wait on, serve, or attend

  3. Awaitverb

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

  4. Awaitverb

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

  5. Awaitverb

    to watch

  6. Awaitverb

    to wait (on or upon)

  7. Awaitverb

    to wait; to stay in waiting

  8. Awaitnoun

    a waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed

  9. 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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  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. Teeuwe Mevissen:

    Markets are more or less in this wait and see mode where they await new news regarding the coronavirus, this will continue to be a very important theme for this week.

  2. Damian Caraballo:

    Caraballo said. Dr. Damian Caraballo was quarantined with his wife and kids in Tampa while awaiting his test results. (Contributed photo) Caraballos nasal test swab was sent out to California where he had to await the results for 6.5 days. Its been frustrated to see other countries -- like South Korea-- have widespread testing and their doctors wearing what looks like spacesuits to treat patients, he said. Meanwhile,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising doctors dealing with a shortage of facemasks to use a bandana or scarf to care for COVID-19 patients as a last resort. Health care professionals without masks in contact with a COVID-19 patient are advised to stay away from work for 14 days, setting up a scenario for many more doctors and nurses to be absent from the frontlines. The CDC recommendations sound like were in athird world country.

  3. Anthony Kennedy:

    The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts, all in the context of recognizing that these disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market.

  4. Craig Reedie:

    It’s been a little bit of a firestorm ; I think the World Anti-Doping Agency has been pretty clear in its views that the allegations were based on data that was questionable from a scientific and a legal point of view, our scientists and experts have already started working down in Monaco and we await the results of those investigations with interest.

  5. Eleanor Holmes Norton:

    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.

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    • A. abase
    • B. abide
    • C. abash
    • D. scarper

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