- 1await somebody/something to wait for somebody/something He is in custody awaiting trial. Her latest novel is eagerly awaited.
- 2await somebody to be going to happen to somebody A warm welcome awaits all our guests. Who knows what dangers may await us? Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French awaitier, from a- (from Latin ad
BrE BrE//əˈweɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈweɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they await
BrE BrE//əˈweɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈweɪt//he / she / it awaits
BrE BrE//əˈweɪts//; NAmE NAmE//əˈweɪts//past simple awaited
BrE BrE//əˈweɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈweɪtɪd//past participle awaited
BrE BrE//əˈweɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈweɪtɪd//-ing form awaiting
BrE BrE//əˈweɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈweɪtɪŋ//