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noun 
  1. (obsolete) A waiting for; ambush; heed; watch; watching.
verb 
  1. (transitive, formal) to wait for.
I your reply to my letter.
  1. (transitive) To wait on, serve, or attend (to).
  2. (transitive) To expect.
  3. (transitive) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for
Glorious rewards the good in heaven, eternal suffering awaits mortal sinners in hell.
  1. (intransitive) To watch.
  2. (intransitive) To wait (on or upon).
  3. (intransitive) To wait; to stay in waiting.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verwachten
Etymology: From awaiten, from Old North French awaitier "to lie in wait for, watch, observe", originally especially with a hostile sense; itself from a- "to" + waitier "to watch."


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