American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To wait for. See Synonyms at expect.
- v. To be in a state of abeyance until: a contract awaiting signature.
- v. To be in store for: Death awaits us all.
- v. Obsolete To lie in ambush for.
- v. To wait.
- v. To be in store: A busy day awaits.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To watch for; lie in wait for.
- To wait for; look for or expect.
- To be in store for; attend; be ready for: as, a glorious reward awaits the good.
- To watch; give heed.
- n. Astate of waiting; watch; ambush.
- In wait.
- v. transitive, formal To wait for.
- v. transitive To expect.
- v. transitive To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for
- v. transitive To wait on, serve or attend (to).
- v. intransitive To watch, observe.
- v. intransitive To wait (on or upon).
- v. intransitive To wait; to stay in waiting.
- n. obsolete A waiting for; ambush.
- n. obsolete Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To watch for; to look out for.
- v. obsolete To wait on, serve, or attend.
- v. To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.
- v. To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for.
- v. obsolete To watch.
- v. obsolete To wait (
- v. To wait; to stay in waiting.
- n. obsolete A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed.
- v. look forward to the probable occurrence of
- 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"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English awaiten, from Old North French awaitier : a-, on (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + waitier, to watch; see wait. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“As an unintended consequence, I would suggest that we have helped to enable a sense amongst subsequent generations of young that they should not only "await" for their savior to come, but expect it too.”
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