Await meaning

ə-wāt
To wait for; expect.
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To be in store.

A busy day awaits.

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To be in store for; be ready for.
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To be in store for.

Death awaits us all.

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The definition of await is you are expecting or ready for something.

An example of await is when you know a bus is arriving soon.

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(obs.) To watch for so as to confront.
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To wait.
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(formal) To wait for.

I await your reply to my letter.

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To expect.
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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.

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To wait on, serve or attend.
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(intransitive) To watch, observe.
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(intransitive) To wait (on or upon).
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(intransitive) To wait; to stay in waiting.
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1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.6.

For all that night, the whyles the Prince did rest […] He watcht in close awayt with weapons prest […].

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Origin of await

  • Middle English awaiten from Old North French awaitier a- on (from Latin ad- ad–) waitier to watch wait

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English awaiten, from Old Northern French awaitier (“to lie in wait for, watch, observe”), originally especially with a hostile sense; itself from a- (“to”) + waitier (“to watch”).

    From Wiktionary