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Await

Await appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Marge, let's "went." I await news telegram.
  • Tia wastes sugar bale DNA costs I list, so candelabra gussets await.
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AWAIT is a word made from vertically symmetrical letters.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb await:

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Definition of the noun await

What does await mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. [obsolete] A waiting for; ambush.
  2. [obsolete] Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation.

Definition of the verb await

What does await mean as a doing word?

Await is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: awaited | awaiting | awaits

  1. look forward to the probable occurrence of
    • examples: With the President dead now, the new policies will have to await government approval. | I await your arrival. | Tatoeba is just Twitter for language nerds. I eagerly await tempestuous floods of snarky hashtags in every sentence. | I eagerly await your decision. | We await the visit of our uncle with a happy heart.
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of await: expect / look / wait
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Alternative definition of the verb await

verb

  1. [transitive, formal] To wait for.
  2. [transitive] To expect.
  3. [transitive] To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for
  4. [transitive] To wait on, serve or attend (to).
  5. [intransitive] To watch, observe.
  6. [intransitive] To wait (on or upon).
  7. [intransitive] To wait; to stay in waiting.

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Miscellanea

Await: In computer programming, await is a feature found in C# 5.0, and also in an experimental extension for Scala, that allows an asynchronous, non-blocking method call to be performed in a similar way to an ordinary method call.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Await

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Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

Await is a transitive verb meaning 'to wait for', and cannot usually be used without an object: We will await the outcome is equivalent to We will wait for the outcome (but has a stronger element of suspenseful expectation). The phrase we will ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

await. for a long time« and. ahit. again and again« are expressed through changes in the movements of the signs WAIT and HIT. Similarly, some verbs in sign languages show person and number agreement by the use of specific movements: ...

Google previewA Handy Poetical Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1885)

Based on Groschopp's Grein. Edited, Revised, and Corrected with Grammatical Appendix, List of Irregular Verbs, and Brief Etymological Features by Christian Wilhelm Michael Grein

to await, expect, ...

Google previewA handy dictionary of Anglo-Saxon poetry based on Groschopp's Grein (1886)

by C.W. Grein, F. Groschopp, J.A. Harrison, W.M. Baskerville

to await, окрест , wait ...

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia (1829)

Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams by Thomas Curtis

of Ala - AWAIT, v. &n.-> Dutch, waeken; Ang.- Await'er, n. >Sax. Wseccean, to wake or ...

Google previewThe Harvard Encyclopedia (1890)

A Dictionary of Language Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

AWAIT, v. d-wat1 [a for L. ad: ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1876)

by Samuel Johnson

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Await Meaning

Video shows what await means. To wait for.. To expect.. To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for.. await pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...

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Quotes about Await

AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them. (Susan Sontag)
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Scrabble value of A1W4A1I1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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