verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of await
Examples from the Web for await
The pyramids of Meroe await a day when stability will allow outsiders to peek at a forgotten ancient kingdom.
They are being held in a prison in Sicily and await judicial action.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They will be subjected to inquisition, and will await resurrection in the grave like any normal Muslim.An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can!|Maajid Nawaz|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The officers warned my cowering Oma (grandma) what might await the cousin if she ever did return.
And now, they await a potential appeals process while continuing to chip away at piles of litigation.
Nothing, unless you like to sit by the fire and await the execution.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee"|John De Morgan
"I will await you," said Clarence; and he bowed Mr. Brown out of the room.The Disowned, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But there was now no alternative but to await the return of the tapuyo, or the time that would tell he was never more to return.Afloat in the Forest|Mayne Reid
Josh saw them starting toward him as if under the impression that he would be silly enough to await their coming.The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line|Ralph Marlow
I beg you all to remain here and to await the further orders of the captain.Banzai!|Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
British Dictionary definitions for await
Word Origin and History for await
early 13c., awaiten, from Old North French awaitier (Old French agaitier) "to lie in wait for, watch, observe," from a- "to" (see ad-) + waitier "to watch" (see wait (v.)). Originally especially with a hostile sense. Related: Awaited; awaiting.