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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 ?
Ring merrily for births that make expectants writhe, and marriages that are made in hell, and toll ruefully for the dead whose shoes are worn already
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.
The rush of expectant men out of the forecastle, the snatching of hand-spikes, the tramp of feet, the clink of the pawls, make a stirring accompaniment to a plaintive up-anchor song with a roaring chorus; and this burst of noisy activity from a whole ship's crew seems like a voiceful awakening of the ship herself, till then, in the picturesque phrase of Dutch seamen, "lying asleep upon her iron.
Each moment one or the other of us cast expectant glances toward the Ghost.