Definitions for: Await


[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: A*wait", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awaited; p. pr. & vb. n.
Awaiting.] [OF. awaitier, agaitier; ? (L. ad) + waitier,
gaitier to watch, F. guetter. See Wait.]
1. To watch for; to look out for. [Obs.]

2. To wait on, serve, or attend. [Obs.]

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

Betwixt these rocky pillars Gabriel sat, Chief of
the angelic guards, awaiting night. --Milton.

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

O Eve, some farther change awaits us night.
--Milton.


A*wait", v. i.
1. To watch. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. To wait (on or upon). [Obs.]

3. To wait; to stay in waiting. --Darwin.


A*wait", n.
A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Synonyms: expect, look, wait

See Also: hang on, hold on, hold the line, look for, look forward, look to

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