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.
Anna Nemtsova reports on the harsh conditions that await the young mothers in Mordovia and Perm, the ‘gateway to Siberia.’
Inside the Pussy Rioters’ Russian Prisons Anna Nemtsova October 23, 2012
He was released days later to await what was expected to be an outpatient procedure.
In Greg Mortenson’s Silence, His Neighbors Defend Him, or Vilify Him Mike Giglio June 6, 2011
Pakistan is only one of the simmering foreign-policy disasters that await President Obama.
Obama’s Pakistan Nightmare Reihan Salam May 4, 2009
It was due warning of what would likely await him should he try it for real.
Tony Blair May Be Planning a Political Comeback but in What Role It’s Hard to Imagine Peter Popham May 4, 2012
“The demonstrators are fighting on their own, but they await just a word that America is on their side.,” Krauthammer assures us.
Death of the Neocons Eric Alterman June 21, 2009
If my sister were going to return, there would be nothing to do but await her arrival.
Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
Now they neared the foot of the shaft where the rest of the party seemed to await them.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
After loping some distance he was sure he heard the call, and stood perfectly still to await another sound.
Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest Lillian Elizabeth Roy
A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student.
The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
I will bring thee to the place in the early morning, and set thee in ambush to await his coming.
Stories from the Odyssey H. L. Havell
(transitive) to wait for; expect
(transitive) to be in store for
(intransitive) to wait, esp with expectation
(transitive) (obsolete) to wait for in order to ambush
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.
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. Contemporary Examples Until they do, Berry utilizes her star quality to keep us riveted and awaiting whatever […]
an island in Japan, S of Honshu and N of Shikoku. 230 sq. mi. (596 sq. km). Historical Examples The first island brought up out of the water was Awaji; and then the main island. Japanese Fairy World William Elliot Griffis In common geography it is identified as Awaji, at the entrance of the Inland […]
to wake up; rouse from sleep: I awoke at six with a feeling of dread. to rouse to action; become active: His flagging interest awoke. to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant (often followed by to): She awoke to the realities of life. waking; not sleeping. vigilant; alert: They were awake to the […]
to awake; waken. Contemporary Examples The New York Times has only recently begun to awaken from its 10-year slumber. Ethnic Spying Scandal Swells As Ray Kelly’s NYPD Oversteps Its Bounds Leonard Levitt February 22, 2012 I get lifted by yearning, as if I were going to melt into him again, then I awaken to reality […]