- 1await somebody/something to wait for someone or something He is in custody awaiting trial. Her latest novel is eagerly awaited.
- 2await somebody to be going to happen to someone A warm welcome awaits all our guests. Who knows what dangers may await us?
NAmE//əˈweɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they await
he / she / it awaits
past simple awaited
-ing form awaiting