Pronunciation: (u-wāt'), [key]
1. to wait for; expect; look for: He is still awaiting an answer.
2. to be in store for; be imminent: A pleasant surprise awaits her in today's mail.
3. Obs.to lie in wait for.
to wait, as in expectation.
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