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definition of the word await

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From Middle English awaiten, from Old North French awaitier, "to lie in wait for, watch, observe", originally especially with a hostile sense; itself from a- "to" + waitier "to watch."

Singular
await

Plural
awaits

await (plural awaits)

  1. (obsolete) A waiting for; ambush; heed; watch; watching.

Infinitive
to await

Third person singular
awaits

Simple past
awaited

Past participle
awaited

Present participle
awaiting

to await (third-person singular simple present awaits, present participle awaiting, simple past and past participle awaited)

  1. (transitive, formal) to wait for.
    I await your reply to my letter.
  2. (transitive) To wait on, serve, or attend (to).
  3. (transitive) To expect.
  4. (transitive) 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.
  5. (intransitive) To watch.
  6. (intransitive) To wait (on or upon).
  7. (intransitive) To wait; to stay in waiting.


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