await vs wait

await wait

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete A waiting for; ambush.
  • 2) obsolete Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation.
  • 3) obsolete A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed.
  • 4) Astate of waiting; watch; ambush.
  • 5) transitive To expect.
  • 6) transitive To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for
  • 7) intransitive To wait (on or upon).
  • 8) intransitive To wait; to stay in waiting.
  • 9) intransitive To watch, observe.
  • 10) transitive, formal To wait for.
  • 11) transitive To wait on, serve or attend (to).
  • 12) To watch; give heed.
  • 13) To wait for; look for or expect.
  • 14) Inwait.
  • 15) To be in store for; attend; be ready for: as, a glorious reward awaits the good.
  • 16) In wait.
  • 17) Towatch;giveheed.
  • 18) To watch for; lie in wait for.
  • 19) To be in store for.
  • 20) To be in store.
  • 21) To be kept as ready for.
  • 22) To wait for. synonym: expect.
  • 23) obsolete To watch.
  • 24) obsolete To wait (on or upon).
  • 25) To wait; to stay in waiting.
  • 26) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for.
  • 27) To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.
  • 28) obsolete To wait on, serve, or attend.
  • 29) obsolete To watch for; to look out for.

Definitions

  • 1) One of a group of musicians employed, usually by a city, to play in parades or public ceremonies.
  • 2) One of a group of musicians or carolers who perform in the streets at Christmastime.
  • 3) The act of waiting or the time spent waiting.
  • 4) An old variety of hautboy or shawm: so called because much used by the waits.
  • 5) l. A watchman; a guard; also, a spy.
  • 6) An ambush; a trap; a plot: obsolete except in the phrase to lie in wait.
  • 7) The act of watching; watchfulness.
  • 8) One of a body of musicians, especially in the seventeenth century in England.
  • 9) Time occupied in waiting; delay; an interval of waiting; specifically, in theatrical language, the time between two acts. Compare stage-wait.
  • 10) The act of waiting: as, a wait for the train at a station.
  • 11) Toexpect;lookfor.
  • 12) Tolookat;looktoward.
  • 13) Tolieinwaitfor.
  • 14) Toseek.
  • 15) To remain or rest in expectation: synonym: stay.
  • 16) To remain or be in readiness.
  • 17) Informal To delay (a meal or an event); postpone.
  • 18) To work as a waiter or waitress.
  • 19) To be a waiter or waitress at.
  • 20) To remain temporarily neglected, unattended to, or postponed.
  • 21) To stay in one place until another catches up.
  • 22) To remain or stay in expectation of; await.
  • 23) obsolete To watch; to observe; to take notice.
  • 24) [R.], (Falconry) To fly above its master, waiting till game is sprung; -- said of a hawk.
  • 25) To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.

Examples

  • 1) The bill is still awaiting royal assent.
  • 2) He was extradited but controversially released on bail in 2013 while awaiting trial.
  • 3) He is currently awaiting trial and is expected to get a minimum ten-year sentence.
  • 4) The teenage suspects await trial.
  • 5) There is no way to pinpoint any one cause behind the results of the survey, which is still awaiting peer review.
  • 6) The crowd of 30 heard he could stay on the infant's site while awaiting trial.
  • 7) Their mother dusted off a pushchair for a neighbour awaiting the arrival of her first grandchild.
  • 8) What sort of future would await those on the top rung?
  • 9) One final surprise awaited the owner of a gold car.
  • 10) Adults cover them in coats as we all await the arrival of the footballers.
  • 11) Months of uncertainty await before future funding is known.
  • 12) Is this the future that awaits us?
  • 13) Two youths are currently awaiting trial.
  • 14) What other little surprises awaited me?
  • 15) University societies keenly await his arrival.
  • 16) The biggest surprise still awaited us.
  • 17) What sort of future awaits them?
  • 18) But the biggest surprise awaited us.
  • 19) It probably is not much help to a young player to have it reported so eagerly that a great future awaits him.
  • 20) After further vicissitudes she is still awaiting a further refit in Lowestoft.
  • 21) Right now he's eagerly awaiting the arrival of his next electric dream machine.
  • 22) Two British flyers are awaiting trial on smuggling charges.
  • 23) The engineer has spent more than 22 months in jail awaiting trial.
  • 24) With both these factors on the turn, there could be a pleasant surprise awaiting investors.
  • 25) Portsmouth lost, he did not score and is still awaiting his first goal for his new club.
  • 26) I am one of those writers still awaiting the call from Hollywood.
  • 27) Still awaiting an answer.
  • 28) He remarkable which a infancy of a people which he talked to did not feel which way, as well as which they were in await of Buffalo Rapids as well as its crew, as well as would similar to to see Dave Schwarz stay as manager of a Project.
  • 29) What we await is another deregulation bill that, like the 1997 deregulation solved the most specific and important constraint.
  • 30) Old Man's War, the first in a series I eagerly await, is a fast-paced, fun, tip-of-the-hat to Heinlein that succeeds in every way it can.
  • 31) State of Sept. 2, 2005: Distant kin await close encounter
  • 32) With what composure could Great Britain await the German reoccupation of Tanganyika by which, with Italians already in control of Libya, the encirclement of Egypt and the Soudan would be made complete?
  • 33) Although some players will be happy to grind to the money and then take their chances from there others will be gunning to make it through to the final table on Sunday and where £46,000 and the UKIPT Coventry title await the winner.
  • 34) People who have been dependant to hard drugs should be strongly suggested to find benefit by their GP as great as await from the scrupulously competent obsession advisor (where available), while people who have been dependant to ethanol have been suggested to find benefit from their GP as great as just as importantly find await by the in effect self benefit organisation Alcoholics Anonymous (non-specialist counsellors as great as psychotherapi! sts do n ot usually work privately with drug obsession though many will work with alcoholics).
  • 35) Abdullah said, “‘Do ye twain await me whilst I wend thither and return to you.’” — “So I left them and walked on till I came to the gate of the place and saw it
  • 36) ‘The trout fishing event was eagerly awaited, there was a large entry for Senior and Junior events.’
  • 37) ‘That the sequels are the most eagerly awaited cinematic event of the year is not in question.’
  • 38) ‘She had earlier spent several months in the prison on remand while awaiting trial.’
  • 39) ‘I constantly kept looking out of my bedroom window awaiting the big event.’
  • 40) ‘I doubt whether fine moral judgements are that convincing to a heifer awaiting its death.’
  • 41) ‘We ordered at the servery and while awaiting our meal viewed the tranquil scene.’
  • 42) ‘On one occasion, her cooker broke down on a Sunday morning, while six guests awaited their breakfast.’
  • 43) ‘Cavalry were meant to await a breakthrough before exploiting breaches in enemy lines with a heroic drive forward.’
  • 44) ‘Possibly it will convince me that it is time to get a proper job, settle down and get married and have kids and await my inevitable death.’
  • 45) ‘We await your performance with interest and not a little trepidation.’
  • 46) ‘The man appeared before a magistrate and was remanded to Bordelais to await trial.’
  • 47) ‘Odessa are well on the way to completing their eagerly awaited debut album, which is due out early May.’
  • 48) ‘This event is anxiously awaited every year by those Pattaya folk who know how to shop for a great bargain.’
  • 49) ‘She says she has done whatever she can in this life and now she only awaits death at the right time.’
  • 50) ‘This depicts a seated lady with an animal head, in front of whom are two animals that appear to be awaiting sacrifice.’
  • 51) ‘After a few minutes the whole of the crew were on the command deck and awaiting the briefing.’
  • 52) ‘As the three boys awaited the end of snack, they strolled all around the school campus.’
  • 53) ‘He said the postmortem results on the cause of the baby's death were awaited.’
  • 54) ‘Grace moved over to a pile of flowers located not far from the bodies that awaited burial.’
  • 55) ‘Our legal advice is that we must await the conclusion of the tribunal report.’
  • 56) ‘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.’
  • 57) ‘Another unique transportation adventure awaits you on one of Hong Kong's buses or trams.’
  • 58) ‘An even bigger surprise awaits fans of Dylan's craft who make it to the end of the piece.’
  • 59) ‘Once in the driving seat, a truly great motoring experience awaits you.’
  • 60) ‘All that was before any of us realised what a long, drawn out affair was awaiting us.’
  • 61) ‘A little surprise awaited me inside the building I had seen my whole life and never been inside.’
  • 62) ‘He says that a bigger trauma awaited him after the theft, in the form of claiming insurance.’
  • 63) ‘What adventures await our hero in the post-communist utopia of the Czech Republic?’
  • 64) ‘Some of the tribunals are still in session, and we don't yet know what nasty shocks await us.’
  • 65) ‘If we still insist on remaining blind, only worse kinds of defeat will await us in the future.’
  • 66) ‘Another surprise awaits us when we calculate the length of the diagonal across the brick.’
  • 67) ‘It only took several seconds to reach his locker and another surprise awaited him.’
  • 68) ‘These were the treasures that awaited us at the local candy store, a mere crosswalk away.’
  • 69) ‘He had already printed out our tickets and the ferry awaited us, and the three people behind us.’
  • 70) ‘A rich assortment awaits the kids with illustrated mythologies to the latest fun publications.’
  • 71) ‘Fame, fortune and an executive directorship awaits you should you succeed.’
  • 72) ‘A whole new carbohydrate-heavy cuisine awaits you; can I have some bread with my rice and noodles?’
  • 73) ‘But mostly I see and feel every step and every breath as a prayer… with thanks for all that awaits me.’
  • 74) ‘Many of our soldiers, sailors and airmen will be lost or severely wounded many lives will be shattered as a very grave period awaits us.’
  • 75) ‘We share what we have, one homeless person to another, and so step a little closer to the home that finally awaits us.’

Examples

  • 1) An initial post mortem was inconclusive and officials are now waiting on toxicology results.
  • 2) There are various reasons to play the waiting game at present.
  • 3) She would sit and wait in the car doing her work.
  • 4) They wait for one moment and they got that moment.
  • 5) And wait till you see those moody sunsets.
  • 6) This situation risks overload and longer waiting times for all patients.
  • 7) Some may think we still need to wait to take full advantage of this model.
  • 8) Instead of waiting, you take action in all areas of your life.
  • 9) There was no four-hour wait.
  • 10) We have just waited for the result to happen and this is not a good way.
  • 11) They did the right thing rather than us having to lie in wait for them.
  • 12) They would wait until the play had passed or until they were waved across by the golfers.
  • 13) We step out of our car and wait at the booth as our passports are slowly checked.
  • 14) This is the one you have waited for.
  • 15) You could see he was a person waiting for something big.
  • 16) We will just have to wait and see.
  • 17) The hall is a place to wait.
  • 18) The only people around were friends of his waiting outside to take them home.
  • 19) waiting times for all kinds of health needs are going up.
  • 20) The hotel is still waiting for its booze licence.
  • 21) wait a few minutes before eating as the marshmallows will be hot.
  • 22) The whole place was waiting for something to happen.
  • 23) We are just waiting for the results to accompany this.
  • 24) She just lied and lay in wait.
  • 25) The police sealed off the area and played a waiting game.
  • 26) The men waited in the car or did not come at all.
  • 27) How are you supposed to fill up the time waiting in one of these grim places?
  • 28) Exactly what kind of person lay in wait?
  • 29) wait until you see them there in one piece and then bet.
  • 30) This is not the first time that a suspect has had to suffer a prolonged period of waiting.
  • 31) This time it was a four-hour wait.
  • 32) Linked periods The three waiting days do not always apply.
  • 33) There is something about the expectation, the waiting.
  • 34) ‘To get the longest term go for a card deal that waits until the money hits your new account.’
  • 35) ‘They sat in the large leather armchairs to wait the arrival of the man on whom so much depended.’
  • 36) ‘I peeked through the window behind my back and saw a young woman waiting in the car.’
  • 37) ‘However, I am wondering what harm could it have done to wait another week until we got it right?’
  • 38) ‘Maybe your parents are right about waiting a few more years until you decide.’
  • 39) ‘On the way back Mr Harrington meets another islander as he waits for the cable car to take him to the mainland.’
  • 40) ‘And I didn't want to be a woman that stayed at home to wait for my husband to come home every night.’
  • 41) ‘Because of that some companies who were about to sign deals decided to wait before making a final decision.’
  • 42) ‘We have got another three people waiting to be dealt with by the courts.’
  • 43) ‘I don't want to do big studio films, sitting around all day on location in your trailer waiting to be called.’
  • 44) ‘On the rare occasion a car approaches the bridge when we are crossing, the drivers usually stop and wait for us to cross.’
  • 45) ‘He pointed out that students, teachers and parents had waited a long time for this building to become a reality.’
  • 46) ‘But you don't need to wait for these events to happen before taking action.’
  • 47) ‘There were 3 people behind the bar, one serving and yet we waited 20 minutes.’
  • 48) ‘So I waited a few days until temptation got the better of me and I rang the number.’
  • 49) ‘Meanwhile Luque attempts an audacious strike from wide on the left rather than passing to several waiting team-mates.’
  • 50) ‘Most of the time they have to stand and wait because it remains true that governments lose elections rather than oppositions winning them.’
  • 51) ‘More than 3,000 Australian workers and their families are waiting on today's announcement about the car maker's future.’
  • 52) ‘Under the scorching sun, tens of thousands of people waited patiently to hear the speeches.’
  • 53) ‘Hundreds of couples wait in a line circling the block of San Francisco's City Hall.’
  • 54) ‘Signing Dillon to a long-term deal is a priority, but it will wait until the off season.’
  • 55) ‘Postpone those decisions that can wait until you feel more able to deal with them.’
  • 56) ‘Subtitled ‘another side of Cirque du Soleil,’ this one'll have to wait till the kids are in bed.’
  • 57) ‘Anyhoo, I've run out of energy, and so any investigation of what on Earth the Council of Ministers is, will have to wait till some other time.’
  • 58) ‘He'd kept everything warm in the oven for her and Ashton agreed to wait dinner on her as he wasn't hungry.’
  • 59) ‘At the road end our bus was waiting to take us back to Te Anau and the end of a memorable experience.’
  • 60) ‘It isn't too far from here, and he'll probably have some food waiting when we get there.’
  • 61) ‘There was a taxi waiting where the aircraft came to a halt so that they could avoid the muddy dirt of the airfield.’
  • 62) ‘The majority of the future NFL players were loaded into four coach buses waiting in the lot.’
  • 63) ‘The Alyeraen ships, especially the royal vessels never waited at the main docks.’
  • 64) ‘With a last look over his shoulder, he started pulling her towards the back of the ship where the raft waited.’
  • 65) ‘Drivers were being questioned, then told to pull off the road, to where a line of army vehicles waited.’
  • 66) ‘The whole incident was caught on CCTV cameras on a bus waiting nearby at Hounslow bus garage.’
  • 67) ‘The king's carriage waited just off the bridge, escorted by two mounted men at arms, one on either side.’
  • 68) ‘The driver pointed a white-gloved hand in the direction of a small ferry boat waiting at the pier, its engine idling.’
  • 69) ‘One announcement said passengers should use an alternative bus service - but at one stage no bus was waiting.’
  • 70) ‘The funicular cars waited at an impossible angle on the sloping track.’
  • 71) ‘Around the corner, in a narrow, cobbled lane that runs alongside the synagogue, an old Iveco tanker truck is waiting.’
  • 72) ‘My guards' breath were puffs of crystal in the moonlight as they escorted me across the shipyard compound to where the wagon waited.’
  • 73) ‘The firm must stop vehicles waiting at the junction of Hill Top Lane and Chorley Old Road by putting yellow lines down.’
  • 74) ‘The landscaping scheme will link in with a new footpath and cycleway at the back of the Fox and a new bus waiting area on Holgate Road.’
  • 75) ‘Motorists can wait for free until arriving passengers call to say they are ready to be picked up.’
  • 76) ‘The council will also take control of the loading and waiting restrictions in place within the district.’
  • 77) ‘The parents who think Deangate is a private car park, for example, despite the double yellow lines and no waiting notices.’
  • 78) ‘My head was full of ideas for my new design all day and I couldn't wait to get home and try them out.’
  • 79) ‘It was my first present from him and I felt so gorgeous in it that I couldn't wait to show it off.’
  • 80) ‘Some people here couldn't wait to get rid of him, but look at what he has achieved.’
  • 81) ‘Everyone else in the room looked like they were at a funeral from which they couldn't wait to escape.’
  • 82) ‘Even though it was almost Christmas morning, he couldn't wait to see his presents.’
  • 83) ‘With potatoes, carrots and peas and a tasty seasoned gravy, I couldn't wait to tuck in.’
  • 84) ‘One minute I would be terribly home sick and the next I couldn't wait to get into central London.’
  • 85) ‘I just can't wait for Southern Cross Station to be completed and all the trains to go back to normal.’
  • 86) ‘She went back to Ridgeway School earlier in September and couldn't wait to catch up with her friends.’
  • 87) ‘It used to be that you couldn't wait to turn 18 so you could go to the Republik.’
  • 88) ‘Like nearly everyone who comes to Cape Town, we couldn't wait to head straight up Table Mountain.’
  • 89) ‘By the time I reached home every item of clothing I was wearing was nasty and I couldn't wait to strip off.’
  • 90) ‘Jason says: am going stir crazy… can't wait for Zoe to come pick up and take me to Ashford!’
  • 91) ‘He admits he dreaded weekends and couldn't wait to get back to work.’
  • 92) ‘I spent all those years in school and couldn't wait to leave and here I am, 25 years later, going back.’
  • 93) ‘I made many good friends at work and had always enjoyed my time there, but by the time it was over I couldn't wait to see the back of the place.’
  • 94) ‘It hadn't occurred to me that people taking an acting class would find this scary, when I couldn't wait to get started.’
  • 95) ‘If you can't wait till then check out their new Video/DVD on the EMI label, it's in the shops now.’
  • 96) ‘I can't wait till Christmas morning and we can set it up together.’
  • 97) ‘And even though the event is eleven months away, I'm sure that like me, you just can't wait!’
  • 98) ‘Seneca ridiculed a wealthy man because he kept a handsome slave who was dressed like a woman when he waited at table.’
  • 99) ‘He was one of the footmen who waited at table.’
  • 100) ‘If the truth be known, waiting tables was my only income.’
  • 101) ‘The role involves mainly waiting tables, but occasionally also working behind the bar.’
  • 102) ‘The only member of that group who will wait on tables next Sunday is Sean Carroll who has served at all of the 45 parties.’
  • 103) ‘I felt like a fraud, sitting in a pleasant room, served three delicious meals a day and being waited on by quietly efficient and obviously busy staff who even spoke a little English.’
  • 104) ‘He then worked as an electronic appliance technician before switching to blue-collar jobs such as waiting on restaurant tables and selling audio equipment.’
  • 105) ‘The greatest of celebrity musicians will do fine under any system, while those who are currently waiting on tables or driving a cab to support themselves have nothing to lose.’
  • 106) ‘The arts for most is a sacrifice and in New Zealand many of your favorite local artists may well have served you a drink, or waited on your table - when anywhere else in the world they may well be living the high life.’
  • 107) ‘The fortnight was officially launched on Tuesday, with visitors to the city's Market Square being waited on and served fine food and drink.’
  • 108) ‘Some 12 or so young people from the Fagley Youth Club waited on table, served our food and generally looked after us to make it a wonderful party.’
  • 109) ‘In 1938, a young Tennessee Williams earned his keep waiting on tables in nearby Toulouse Street.’
  • 110) ‘No free training and advice, no house, clothes and media spotlight, just singing, acting, shooting or writing between waiting on tables and scrubbing floors.’
  • 111) ‘Testino arrived from Lima, in Peru, almost thirty years ago, with nothing to his name and ended up waiting tables to pay his way.’
  • 112) ‘Show up early, because no matter what time you go, there will be an interminable wait.’
  • 113) ‘Unfortunately, a train has just left the station, and it will be quite a wait for the next one.’
  • 114) ‘Desperate motorists say they face an hour wait when trying to leave the car park at the end of the day.’
  • 115) ‘Meanwhile, local families with loved ones on holiday in southern Asia face an anxious wait for news.’
  • 116) ‘The announcement ends a long wait for a permanent successor to Dean Robinson, who left the club in March.’
  • 117) ‘Now she has been told that her operation has been postponed for two months in addition to the usual wait of three to four months.’
  • 118) ‘Rowena knew what this involved: a wait of several hours in a small and sometimes crowded waiting room.’
  • 119) ‘Rather than making a mad dash and then facing an indefinite wait at the station, check Tubetrack for your next train.’
  • 120) ‘Meanwhile passengers have faced waits of up to 6 hours between check-in and departure.’
  • 121) ‘When clients come to me I see them once or twice to see if I'm the right architect, and then there's the wait period.’
  • 122) ‘Travellers to North America face a further wait as US airspace remained closed this evening.’
  • 123) ‘With only two lifts operational at any one time and 12 floors to service the wait intervals drove many to the stairs.’
  • 124) ‘But for Fred Storr, on the waiting list since November, the wait was too long.’
  • 125) ‘The wait seemed interminable, and slowly she nodded off to sleep.’
  • 126) ‘Also today, news comes that British holidaymakers heading for the United States face a five-hour wait to check in.’
  • 127) ‘As for getting swift action, our 30-year wait speaks for itself.’
  • 128) ‘Customer wait time has been reduced by more than 3.4 days.’
  • 129) ‘Patients experience shorter wait times because they can plan ahead for a specific date and approximate procedure time.’
  • 130) ‘So the big question is, has the wait been worth it?’
  • 131) ‘Her family faced an agonising wait to see the extent of her injuries.’
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