- 1Wait for (an event): we await the proposals with impatience remand prisoners awaiting trial (as adjective, with submodifier awaited) an eagerly awaited debutMore example sentences
- The trout fishing event was eagerly awaited, there was a large entry for Senior and Junior events.
- That the sequels are the most eagerly awaited cinematic event of the year is not in question.
- She had earlier spent several months in the prison on remand while awaiting trial.
- 1.1(Of an event or circumstance) be in store for (someone): many dangers await themMore example sentences
be in store for, lie ahead of, lie in wait for, be waiting for
- The biggest prizes at the top events await anyone who can conquer their nerves and make the most of the current gap in the market.
- Another unique transportation adventure awaits you on one of Hong Kong's buses or trams.
- An even bigger surprise awaits fans of Dylan's craft who make it to the end of the piece.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French awaitier, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + waitier 'to wait'.