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. John Long:

    Its frustrating for most of us paleontologists that wejust have only the brain case and part of theskull roof, it would be nice to know about its jaws, teeth and cheek plates, but that must await further discoveries to fully understand the anatomy of Janusiscus.

  2. William Schaffner:

    This study illuminates that a large proportion of the population was susceptible and can indeed await potential infection down the road this summer, and especially this winter.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    We'd anxiously await mother to cook us a meal, which Jeb Bush never did, if you call pouring a little Hormel out of the box into a boiling pot of water cooking, then Jeb Bush did cook.

  4. Benito Mussolini:

    Yes, madam, I am finished. My star has fallen. I work and I try, yet know that all is but a farce.... I await the end of the tragedy and – strangely detached from everything – I do not feel any more an actor. I feel I am the last of spectators.

  5. 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.

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