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Meaning of AWAIT

Pronunciation:  u'weyt

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

AWAIT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \A*wait"\, v. i.
    1. To watch. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. To wait (on or upon). [Obs.]
    3. To wait; to stay in waiting. --Darwin.
  3. \A*wait"\, n.
    A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed. [Obs.]
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