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Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people.
Louis Farrakhan

Meaning of "await" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AWAIT

await  [əˈweɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AWAIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Await is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb await in English.

WHAT DOES AWAIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Await

In computer programming, await is a feature found in C# 5.0, and also in an experimental extension for Scala, that allows an asynchronous, non-blocking method call to be performed in a similar way to an ordinary method call. While a casual reading of the code would suggest that the method call blocks until the requested data is available, in fact it does not.

Definition of await in the English dictionary

The first definition of await in the dictionary is to wait for; expect. Other definition of await is to be in store for. Await is also to wait, esp with expectation.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AWAIT

PRESENT

Present
I await
you await
he/she/it awaits
we await
you await
they await
Present continuous
I am awaiting
you are awaiting
he/she/it is awaiting
we are awaiting
you are awaiting
they are awaiting
Present perfect
I have awaited
you have awaited
he/she/it has awaited
we have awaited
you have awaited
they have awaited
Present perfect continuous
I have been awaiting
you have been awaiting
he/she/it has been awaiting
we have been awaiting
you have been awaiting
they have been awaiting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I awaited
you awaited
he/she/it awaited
we awaited
you awaited
they awaited
Past continuous
I was awaiting
you were awaiting
he/she/it was awaiting
we were awaiting
you were awaiting
they were awaiting
Past perfect
I had awaited
you had awaited
he/she/it had awaited
we had awaited
you had awaited
they had awaited
Past perfect continuous
I had been awaiting
you had been awaiting
he/she/it had been awaiting
we had been awaiting
you had been awaiting
they had been awaiting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will await
you will await
he/she/it will await
we will await
you will await
they will await
Future continuous
I will be awaiting
you will be awaiting
he/she/it will be awaiting
we will be awaiting
you will be awaiting
they will be awaiting
Future perfect
I will have awaited
you will have awaited
he/she/it will have awaited
we will have awaited
you will have awaited
they will have awaited
Future perfect continuous
I will have been awaiting
you will have been awaiting
he/she/it will have been awaiting
we will have been awaiting
you will have been awaiting
they will have been awaiting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would await
you would await
he/she/it would await
we would await
you would await
they would await
Conditional continuous
I would be awaiting
you would be awaiting
he/she/it would be awaiting
we would be awaiting
you would be awaiting
they would be awaiting
Conditional perfect
I would have await
you would have await
he/she/it would have await
we would have await
you would have await
they would have await
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been awaiting
you would have been awaiting
he/she/it would have been awaiting
we would have been awaiting
you would have been awaiting
they would have been awaiting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you await
we let´s await
you await
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to await
Past participle
awaited
Present Participle
awaiting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AWAIT


Bassenthwaite
ˈbæsənˌθweɪt
counterweight
ˈkaʊntəˌweɪt
deadweight
ˈdedˌweɪt
equate
ɪˈkweɪt
featherweight
ˈfɛðəˌweɪt
heavyweight
ˈhɛvɪˌweɪt
Koweit
kəʊˈweɪt
Kuwait
kʊˈweɪt
lightweight
ˈlaɪtˌweɪt
middleweight
ˈmɪdəlˌweɪt
outwait
ˌaʊtˈweɪt
overweight
ˌəʊvəˈweɪt
paperweight
ˈpeɪpəˌweɪt
thwaite
θweɪt
underweight
ˌʌndəˈweɪt
unweight
ʌnˈweɪt
wait
weɪt
Waite
weɪt
weight
weɪt
welterweight
ˈwɛltəˌweɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AWAIT

awa´
AWACS
Awadh
awaiter
awaiting
awake
awaked
awaken
awakener
awakening
awanting
award
award ceremony
award wage
award-winner
award-winning
awardable
awardee
awarder
awards ceremony

WORDS THAT END LIKE AWAIT

ait
au fait
au lait
bait
Bass Strait
Bering Strait
character trait
extrait
gait
jailbait
krait
lie in wait
parfait
plait
portrait
self-portrait
strait
Torres Strait
trait
whitebait

Synonyms and antonyms of await in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AWAIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «await» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of await

Translation of «await» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AWAIT

Find out the translation of await to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of await from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «await» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

等候
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esperar
570 millions of speakers

English

await
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इंतजार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ننتظر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ждут
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aguardar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপেক্ষা করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

attendre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menanti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

warten auf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

待つ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기다리다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nunggu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chờ đợi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காத்திருங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाट पहा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

beklemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aspettare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czeka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чекають
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

așteaptă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περιμένουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Wag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avvakta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

venter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of await

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AWAIT»

The term «await» is very widely used and occupies the 20.724 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AWAIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «await» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «await» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about await

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «AWAIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word await.
1
Andrew Coyle Bradley
When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
2
Marcelene Cox
Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
3
Georges Duhamel
In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate.
4
Louis Farrakhan
Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people.
5
Peter Hain
The big missing part of the jig-saw is to get the assembly back up and running here in Northern Ireland, to get shared government back in business, that is my objective, and we await the IRA statement to see if this will trigger a new dawn.
6
Luke Harding
My journalistic mission was straightforward: to await the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Nobody knew quite when this would be. But the diplomacy - the meetings in the U.N. security council, the allegations about weapons of mass destruction, the martial language of Tony Blair and George W. Bush - all suggested a war was brewing.
7
Polykarp Kusch
I feel, sometimes, as the renaissance man must have felt in finding new riches at every point and in the certainty that unexplored areas of knowledge and experience await at every turn.
8
Robert Dale Owen
It is idle to await unanimity.
9
Zebulon Pike
If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
10
Virgil
Better times perhaps await us who are now wretched.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AWAIT»

Discover the use of await in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to await and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
I Await the Devil's Coming: The Story of Mary MacLane
Indeed, the original title I Await the Devil's Coming (referring to MacLane's oft-expressed infatuation with Satan himself) was deemed too racy, and subsequent editions were published under the considerably tamer title The Story of Mary ...
Mary MacLane, 2014
2
Await Your Reply: A Novel
BONUS: This edition contains an Await Your Reply discussion guide. The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways–and with unexpected consequences–in acclaimed author Dan Chaon’s gripping, brilliantly written new novel.
Dan Chaon, 2009
3
Cosmic Consciousness: The Man-God Whom We Await
1913 Contents: the New Birth; Man's Relation to God and to His Fellow-Men; Areas of Consciousness; Self-Ness and Selflessness; Instances of Illumination and its after Effects; Examples of Cosmic Consciousness, Who Have Founded New Systems ...
Ali Nomad, 1996
4
The Gods Await
This is a new release of the original 1926 edition.
Katherine Tingley, 2013
5
Social Security Administration : significant challenges ...
increased from $25 billion to $57 billion in 10 years.12 Adjusted for inflation, the increase in the value of these cash benefits was 66 percent. As these programs have grown, the characteristics of new beneficiaries have changed in ways that ...
6
Kundalini Yoga: In Search of the Miraculous
Await, await, just await. Everything is exhausted. Everything is empty.. ..Await, await. I am now going to be silent for ten minutes. And for these ten minutes you lie quiet. As if you are dead, as if you have disappeared. Only emptiness remains.
Osho, 1997
7
Await the Wind
Investigating her sister's mysterious death, Maralee Ryan travels to the Dakotas and falls in love with Native American warrior Chad Logan, who is struggling to outrun his enemies after being accused of a crime he did not commit. Original.
Rochelle Wayne, 1996
8
Beyond the Ego: Where Love, Joy, and Peace of Mind Await You
Most people think of ego as an inflated sense of self-importance, but this is only a fraction of what it really is. Ego is the misidentification of who we are as beings.
David Mutchler, 2012
9
Software Engineering - ESEC '95: 5th European Software ...
I, GET.F, SEND_INFO_I, SEND_INFO_F; loop emit GET_I; await 10 TS; 7. 1 ms delay emit GET.F; emit SEND_INFO_I; await 10 TS; 7. 1 ms delay emit SEND_INFO_F; do loop await 10000 TS; 7. Timeout: 1 s emit SEND_INFO_I; await 10 TS; 7.
Wilhelm Schäfer, Pere Botella, 1995
10
A Guide to English Grammar: Conjugation of Verbs Volume IV
He/she/it might/could/would/should await Present Perfect Tense Singular I may/ must have awaited You may/must have awaited 2. 3. He/she/it may/must have awaited 1. Past Perfect Tense Singular I might/could/would/should have awaited 2.
Bessie Brooks, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AWAIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term await is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs await starting pitching challenges
Third base umpire Chris Guccione watches as Anthony Rizzo slides safely to third base as the Mets' Daniel Murphy attempts to tag him out ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
2
The Latest: Thousands await pope in Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil …
People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate a Mass at Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. The "pope of the ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
3
7 seats on WVU's board await appointments by governor
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Seven of the 12 governor-appointed seats on West Virginia University's board are awaiting action by Gov. «Charleston Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Several major construction projects await action from East Lansing …
East Lansing City Council will likely take action on a major construction project at its July 7 meeting at city hall. The project, if approved, will take ... «The State News, Jul 15»
5
Nuclear Inspectors Await Chance to Use Modern Tools in Iran
VIENNA — On the outskirts of this graceful city, the Iran Task Force of the International Atomic Energy Agency is preparing to move quickly if ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
Aces await hungry Govs' Cup Finals foe
Whichever team joins it in the Finals, Alaska will be battling a hungry foe for the PBA Governors' Cup crown. After completing a sweep of Star ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
7
In Kwara: 402 inmates await trial, says Comptroller
The comptroller said the Ilorin prison established in 1914 for 121 inmates was heavily congested now because it was accommodating 364 ... «Pulse Nigeria, Jul 15»
8
London market pares losses as traders await next steps in Greece
London market pares losses as traders await next steps in Greece. Share. Facebook; Twitter; Google+ · LinkedIn; Email; Print; Download PDF version. 15:30 06 ... «Proactive Investors UK, Jul 15»
9
Violence and chaos await migrants in Libya
Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time. FOCUS. «FRANCE 24, Jul 15»
10
Editorial: Opportunities await
A few weeks ago, I went to the very-well attended launch of LegalX, a new law-focused innovation hub at the MaRS Discovery District in ... «Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Jul 15»

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