verb (used with object)
to wait for; expect; look for: He is still awaiting an answer.
to be in store for; be imminent: A pleasant surprise awaits her in today's mail.
Obsolete. to lie in wait for.
verb (used without object)
to wait, as in expectation.

1200–50; Middle English awaiten < Old North French awaitier, equivalent to a- a-5 + waitier to wait

awaiter, noun

1. See expect. Unabridged
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await (əˈweɪt)
1.  (tr) to wait for; expect
2.  (tr) to be in store for
3.  (intr) to wait, esp with expectation
4.  obsolete (tr) to wait for in order to ambush

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., awaiten, from O.N.Fr. awaitier (O.Fr. agaitier) "to lie in wait for, watch, observe," from a- "to" + waitier "to watch." Originally especially with a hostile sense.
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Example sentences
It is not necessary to await receipt of an entry form.
Many unknown dinosaurs await discovery in rock formations all over the world,
  but some new species are hiding in plain sight.
And it is the prelude to other unforgettable experiences that await a few steps
As he headed into an uncharted expanse of rain forest, he left part of the
  expedition behind to await further supplies.
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