await

  • 1 await — await, wait Await is a transitive verb meaning ‘to wait for’, and cannot be used without an object: We will await the outcome is equivalent to We will wait for the outcome (but has a stronger element of suspenseful expectation); We will await and …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Await — A*wait , v. i. 1. To watch. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To wait (on or upon). [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. To wait; to stay in waiting. Darwin. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Await — A*wait , n. A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Await — 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. To wait on, serve, or attend …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 await — index expect (anticipate), forestall, remain (stay), stay (rest) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 await — (v.) early 13c., awaiten, from O.N.Fr. awaitier (O.Fr. agaitier) to lie in wait for, watch, observe, from a to + waitier to watch (see WAIT (Cf. wait) (v.)). Originally especially with a hostile sense. Related: Awaited; awaiting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 await — *expect, hope, look Analogous words: wait, abide, *stay Antonyms: despair …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 await — [v] wait with expectation anticipate, attend, be prepared for, be ready for, cool one’s heels*, count on, hang around*, hang in*, hang out*, hope, look for, look forward to, stay, sweat*, sweat it out*; concept 26 …

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  • 9 await — ► VERB ▪ wait for …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 await — [ə wāt′] vt. [ME awaiten < Anglo Norm awaitier < a (L ad), to + waitier, WAIT)] 1. to wait for; expect 2. to be in store for; be ready for 3. Obs. to watch for so as to confront vi. to wait SYN. EXPECT …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 await */ — UK [əˈweɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms await : present tense I/you/we/they await he/she/it awaits present participle awaiting past tense awaited past participle awaited formal 1) a) to wait for something that you expect to happen They were …

    English dictionary

  • 12 await — verb /əˈwɛɪt/ a) To wait for. I await your reply to my letter. b) To expect. Glorious rewards await the good in heaven, eternal suffering awaits mortal sinners in hell. Syn: wait for, anticipate …

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  • 13 await — verb ADVERB ▪ anxiously, breathlessly (AmE), nervously ▪ She is anxiously awaiting a decision on her future. ▪ eagerly, keenly (BrE), with interest (esp. BrE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 await — a|wait [ ə weıt ] verb transitive FORMAL * 1. ) to wait for something that you expect to happen: They were awaiting the birth of their first child. a ) to wait for something that is the next stage in a process: The legislation is still awaiting… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 await — [[t]əwe͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ awaits, awaiting, awaited 1) VERB If you await someone or something, you wait for them. [FORMAL] [V n] Very little was said as we awaited the arrival of the chairman... [V n] He s awaiting trial, which is expected to begin… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 await — verb 1) Peter was awaiting news Syn: wait for, expect, look forward to, anticipate 2) many dangers await them Syn: be in store for, lie ahead of, lie in wait for, be waiting for, be round the corner …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 await — [əˈweɪt] verb [T] formal 1) to wait for something They were awaiting the birth of their first child.[/ex] 2) if something awaits you, it will happen to you Well, I wonder what surprises await us today.[/ex] …

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  • 18 await — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French aweiter, aguaiter, from a (from Latin ad ) + guaiter to watch more at wait Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. obsolete to lie in wait for 2. a. to wait for …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 await — awaiter, n. /euh wayt /, v.t. 1. to wait for; expect; look for: He is still awaiting an answer. 2. to be in store for; be imminent: A pleasant surprise awaits her in today s mail. 3. Obs. to lie in wait for. v.i. 4. to wait, as in expectation.… …

    Universalium

  • 20 await — Synonyms and related words: abide, anticipate, approach, be destined, be fated, be imminent, be in store, be to be, be to come, bide, bide the issue, brew, come, come on, confront, count, dally, dawdle, delay, dillydally, draw near, draw nigh,… …

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