meaning of AWAIT

AWAIT meaning in General Dictionary

a looking forward to ambush view watching heed

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  • to view
  • to look at for to watch out for
  • enjoy the probable event of
  • to look at for; to look out for.
  • to hold back on, serve, or go to.
  • to hold back for; to remain for; to expect. See Anticipate.
  • to stay in store for; is prepared or perhaps in awaiting; as, a glorious reward awaits the nice.
  • to view.
  • To wait (on or upon).
  • to hold back; to stay in waiting.
  • A waiting for; ambush; view; watching; heed.

AWAIT meaning in Law Dictionary

term found in old statutes, signifying a lying in hold off, or waylaying.

AWAIT meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 13c., awaiten, from Old North French awaitier (Old French agaitier) "to lie in wait for, view, observe," from a- "to" (see ad-) + waitier "to look at" (see hold off (v.)). Originally particularly with a hostile sense. Relevant: Awaited; waiting for.

AWAIT meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To view for; to watch out for.

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  • (v. t.) To hold back on, provide, or go to.
  • (v. t.) To stay in store for; to-be prepared or perhaps in waiting around for; as, a glorious incentive awaits the nice.
  • (v. i.) To watch.
  • (v. i.) To wait (on or upon).
  • (v. i.) To wait; to stay in waiting.
  • (letter.) A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed.

Sentence Examples with the word AWAIT

He had not enough courage and perspicacity to await in patience the result of the race between France and Germany for the duchy of Milan - a contest which was decided at Pavia (Feb.

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