to wait for; expect; look for: He is still awaiting an answer.
to be in store for; be imminent: A pleasant surprise awaits her in today's mail.
Obsolete. to lie in wait for.
to wait, as in expectation.
- a·wait·er, noun
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How to use await in a sentence
While awaiting the delayed start of the 2020-21 season, which is expected to come sometime in early January, Richard Panik has spent part of his free time skateboarding with his family in Slovakia.Capitals’ 2021 calendar features relatable theme, with players at home during pandemic | Scott Allen | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Its seniors typically aren’t going to the NFL and military service awaits, so senior day is a very big deal.Navy has second consecutive game postponed because of coronavirus | Kareem Copeland | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
These results are promising, and are coming at a time when the world is anxiously awaiting positive news.Pfizer claims its COVID-19 vaccine is 90 percent effective. Here’s what that actually means. | Claire Maldarelli | November 10, 2020 | Popular-Science
As the country anxiously awaited the final presidential election results for days on end, one Kentucky town was resting easy after the victor of its own heated election was declared on Election Day.After a tight race, a French bulldog was elected mayor of this small Kentucky town | Sydney Page | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
As you await those results, you can still be an effective parent.Carolyn Hax: The parent who has to be the ‘bad cop’ is feeling blue | Carolyn Hax | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
U.S. spies are worried the long-awaited Senate review will paint targets on their backs.CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies | Shane Harris, Kimberly Dozier | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And then there is the shooting of Brown and the grand jury whose determination is awaited by the whole country.
But what awaited was a joy, a glimpse into the life of the fictional Umbridge.J.K. Rowling Pens the Greatest Horror Story Ever: Dolores Umbridge Was Real | Kevin Fallon | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Few, if any were ever awaited with greater public interest than this one.
A white stretch limousine took Tupac off to a private plane that awaited at the local airport.
The voice of duty called her to the kitchen, where her cook patiently awaited her inevitable, and always painful, audience.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
It was deep twilight in the room, and rather cold, for the eucalyptus and olive logs in the fireplace still awaited the match.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Since that memorable night of mingled joy and despair, I thought not that such rapture awaited me again on earth.
We awaited with impatience the rising of the sun, which would display to our gaze two of the mightiest powers in Europe.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
As early as prison rules would permit, he was with Mr. Longcluse, where the attorney awaited him.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for await
(tr) to wait for; expect
(tr) to be in store for
(intr) to wait, esp with expectation
(tr) obsolete to wait for in order to ambush
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