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verb [transitive] formal await pronunciation in British English /əˈweɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleawaiting
past tenseawaited
past participleawaited
  1. 1
    to wait for something that you expect to happen
    They were awaiting the birth of their first child.
    1. a.
      to wait for something that is the next stage in a process
      The draft law is still awaiting parliamentary approval.
  2. 2
    if something awaits you, it will happen to you
    Well, I wonder what surprises await us today.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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