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ex·pec·tant

 (ĭk-spĕk′tənt)
adj.
1. Having or marked by expectation: an expectant look; an expectant hush.
2. Pregnant: expectant mothers.

ex·pec′tant n.
ex·pec′tant·ly adv.

expectant

(ɪkˈspɛktənt)
adj
1. expecting, anticipating, or hopeful: an expectant glance.
2. having expectations, esp of possession of something or prosperity
3. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) pregnant: an expectant mother.
n
4. a person who expects something
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) obsolete a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment
exˈpectantly adv

ex•pect•ant

(ɪkˈspɛk tənt)

adj.
1. having or marked by expectations: an expectant audience.
2. pregnant: an expectant mother.
n.
3. a person who expects or who waits in expectation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ex•pect′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expectant - marked by eager anticipationexpectant - marked by eager anticipation; "an expectant hush"
hopeful - having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
2.expectant - in an advanced stage of pregnancyexpectant - in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
pregnant - carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

expectant

adjective
1. expecting, excited, anticipating, anxious, ready, awaiting, eager, hopeful, apprehensive, watchful, in suspense She turned to me with an expectant look on her face.
2. pregnant, expecting (informal), gravid, enceinte antenatal classes for expectant mothers

expectant

adjective
1. Having or marked by expectation:
2. Carrying a developing fetus within the uterus:
Slang: gone.
Archaic: great.
Translations
مُتَرَقِّب، مُنْتَظِرمُتَوقَّع أن تُنْجِب
forhåbningsfuldforventningsfuldgravid
várakozó
eftirvæntingarfullurtilvonandi

expectant

[ɪksˈpektənt] ADJ [person, crowd] → expectante; [look] → de esperanza
expectant mothermujer f encinta, futura madre f

expectant

[ɪkˈspɛktənt] adj [crowd] → en attente; [look] → de quelqu'un qui attend quelque chose expectant mother

expectant

adj
(= eagerly waiting)erwartungsvoll
(= future) mother, father, parentswerdend

expectant

[ɪksˈpɛktnt] adj (person, crowd) → in attesa; (look) → di attesa

expect

(ikˈspekt) verb
1. to think of as likely to happen or come. I'm expecting a letter today; We expect her on tomorrow's train.
2. to think or believe (that something will happen). He expects to be home tomorrow; I expect that he will go; `Will she go too?' `I expect so' / `I don't expect so' / `I expect not.'
3. to require. They expect high wages for their professional work; You are expected to tidy your own room.
4. to suppose or assume. I expect (that) you're tired.
exˈpectancy noun
the state of expecting or hoping. a feeling/look/air of expectancy.
exˈpectant adjective
1. full of hope or expectation. the expectant faces of the audience.
2. expecting (a baby). an expectant mother.
exˈpectantly adverb
ˌexpecˈtation (ekspek-) noun
1. the state of expecting. In expectation of a wage increase, he bought a washing-machine.
2. what is expected. He failed his exam, contrary to expectation(s); Did the concert come up to your expectations?

expectant

adj (obst, fam) embarazada, esperando bebé
References in classic literature ?
Meg colored behind the brake, but asked no questions and looked across the river with the same expectant expression which Mr.
Grandmother began to make the icing for a chocolate cake, and Otto again filled the house with the exciting, expectant song of the plane.
Before Christie opened the door her face underwent a rapid transformation: the gentle glow of a refined woman's welcome suddenly beamed in her interested eyes; the impulsive courtesy of an expectant hostess eagerly seizing a long- looked-for opportunity broke in a smile upon her lips as she swept across the room, and stopped with her two white outstretched hands before Whiskey Dick.
Each individual of the automatic community forthwith set to work, according to his or her proper vocation: the monkey, taking off his Highland bonnet, bowed and scraped to the by-standers most obsequiously, with ever an observant eye to pick up a stray cent; and the young foreigner himself, as he turned the crank of his machine, glanced upward to the arched window, expectant of a presence that would make his music the livelier and sweeter.
The minister might stand there, if it so pleased him, until morning should redden in the east, without other risk than that the dank and chill night air would creep into his frame, and stiffen his joints with rheumatism, and clog his throat with catarrh and cough; thereby defrauding the expectant audience of to-morrow's prayer and sermon.
In long Indian file, as when herons take wing, the white birds were now all flying towards Ahab's boat; and when within a few yards began fluttering over the water there, wheeling round and round, with joyous, expectant cries.
There was about an average of two dogs to one man; and these sat in expectant attitudes till a spent bone was flung to them, and then they went for it by brigades and divisions, with a rush, and there ensued a fight which filled the prospect with a tumultu- ous chaos of plunging heads and bodies and flashing tails, and the storm of howlings and barkings deafened all speech for the time; but that was no matter, for the dog-fight was always a bigger interest anyway; the men rose, sometimes, to observe it the better and bet on it, and the ladies and the musicians stretched them- selves out over their balusters with the same object; and all broke into delighted ejaculations from time to time.
Everybody was out-of-doors; everybody was in the principal street of the village--not on the sidewalks, but all over the street; everybody was lounging, loafing, chatting, waiting, alert, expectant, interested--for it was train-time.
He waited until the place had become absolutely silent and expectant, then he delivered his deadliest shot; delivered it with ice-cold seriousness and deliberation, with a significant emphasis upon the closing words: he said he believed that the reward offered for the lost knife was humbug and bunkum, and that its owner would know where to find it whenever he should have occasion TO ASSASSINATE SOMEBODY.
There was finally a waiting pause, an expectant dumbness, and then Aunt Polly entered, followed by Sid and Mary, and they by the Harper family, all in deep black, and the whole congregation, the old minister as well, rose reverently and stood until the mourners were seated in the front pew.
Jane Eyre, who had been an ardent, expectant woman--almost a bride, was a cold, solitary girl again: her life was pale; her prospects were desolate.
Her father, with the letter in his hand, waited a little before he opened it; her mother looking at him, the while, with an eager, expectant attention which attracted Miss Garth's notice, and Norah's, as well as Magdalen's.