Await - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈweɪt|  American pronunciation of the word await
Brit.  |əˈweɪt|  British pronunciation of the word await


- look forward to the probable occurrence of (syn: expect, look, wait)


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.

Several men are awaiting trial for robbery.

A terrible surprise awaited them at Mr Tumnus' house.

...he's ware of the dangers that await him in the Antarctic... addicts who eagerly await each new installment in the series...

The defendant was released to await trial but had to surrender her passport.

What changes await us in the coming year and beyond?

formless horrors that await you in the fog

Tension here is mounting, as we await the final result.

The people await you, sire.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: await
he/she/it: awaits
present participle: awaiting
past tense: awaited
past participle: awaited
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