Definition for A-WAIT

A-WAIT, v.t. [a and wait. See Wait. Fr. guetter, to watch; guet, a watch; It. guatare, to look or watch. Literally, to remain, hold or stay.]

  1. To wait for; to look for, or expect. Betwixt the rocky pillars, Gabriel sat, / Chief of the angelic guards, awaiting night. – Milton.
  2. To be in store for; to attend; to be ready for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good.

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