Definition of await
1a : to wait for We are awaiting his arrival. await a decisionb : to remain in abeyance until a treaty awaiting ratification
2 : to be in store for He wonders what awaits him next.
3 obsolete : to lie in wait for
1 : to stay or be in waiting : wait The nation awaited as Congress debated the issue.
2 : to be in store … marched … north to civilization where fame and forturne awaited. — Tom Marvel
3 obsolete : attend
Examples of await in a Sentence
A crowd of people awaited the train.
We're eagerly awaiting his arrival.
He was arrested and is now in prison awaiting trial.
Her long-awaited new novel is finally being published.
The same fate awaits us all.
Recent Examples of await from the Web
While WNKU will switch to religious content soon, a different fate awaits its Middletown affiliate.
Great deals await shoppers willing to forgo the latest features in favor of last year’s models. _
Jaros was in a pre-classification area, awaiting a morning bond hearing.
He has been held in the DuPage County since then, awaiting trial.
That's right, my friends, your perfect summer basket bag awaits.
OSTP is not alone across the government in awaiting a new crop of key managers.
Scientists have been awaiting the imminent break of the Delaware-sized iceberg for months, and The Post's Chris Mooney has the latest update. --
Autopsy results showed that Davion Henderson drowned, according to Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris, who is awaiting results of a toxicology report, which could take several weeks.
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AWAIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of await for English Language Learners
: to wait for (someone or something)
: to be ready or waiting for (someone or something)
AWAIT Defined for Kids
Definition of await for Students
1 : to wait for await a train
2 : to be ready or waiting for Dinner was awaiting them on their arrival.
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