A*wait" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awaited; p. pr. & vb. n. Awaiting.] [OF. awaitier, agaitier; (L. ad) + waitier, gaitier to watch, F. guetter. See Wait.]

1.

To watch for; to look out for.

[Obs.]

2.

To wait on, serve, or attend.

[Obs.]

3.

To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.

Betwixt these rocky pillars Gabriel sat, Chief of the angelic guards, awaiting night. Milton.

4.

To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good.

O Eve, some farther change awaits us night. Milton.

 

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A*wait", v. i.

1.

To watch.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

2.

To wait (on or upon).

[Obs.]

3.

To wait; to stay in waiting.

Darwin.

 

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A*wait", n.

A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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