Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To wait for. synonym: expect.
  • intransitive verb To be kept as ready for.
  • intransitive verb To be in store for.
  • intransitive verb To be in store.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Astate of waiting; watch; ambush.
  • In wait.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To watch.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To wait (on or upon).
  • intransitive verb To wait; to stay in waiting.
  • transitive verb obsolete To watch for; to look out for.
  • transitive verb obsolete To wait on, serve, or attend.
  • transitive verb To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.
  • transitive verb To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, formal To wait for.
  • verb transitive To expect.
  • verb transitive To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for
  • verb transitive To wait on, serve or attend (to).
  • verb intransitive To watch, observe.
  • verb intransitive To wait (on or upon).
  • verb intransitive To wait; to stay in waiting.
  • noun obsolete A waiting for; ambush.
  • noun obsolete Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb look forward to the probable occurrence of

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English awaiten, from Old North French awaitier : a-, on (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + waitier, to watch; see wait.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

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