regard something as probable or likely
"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
ask, require, expect(verb)
consider obligatory; request and expect
"We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
expect, look, await, wait(verb)
look forward to the probable occurrence of
"We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
consider reasonable or due
"I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
look forward to the birth of a child
"She is expecting in March"
have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect(verb)
be pregnant with
"She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that).
To consider obligatory or required.
To consider reasonably due.
You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.
to be pregnant, to consider a baby due
To wait for; to await.
to wait for; to await
to look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated
to wait; to stay
Expect, an extension to the Tcl scripting language written by Don Libes, is a program to automate interactions with programs that expose a text terminal interface. Expect is available for Unix, Microsoft Windows, and other systems. It is used to automate control of interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, ssh, and others. Expect uses pseudo terminals or emulates a console, starts the target program, and then communicates with it, just as a human would, via the terminal or console interface. Tk, another Tcl extension, can be used to provide a GUI.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-pekt′, v.t. to wait for: to look forward to as something about to happen: to anticipate: to hope.—n. (Shak.) expectation.—ns. Expect′ance, Expect′ancy, act or state of expecting: that which is expected: hope.—adj. Expect′ant, looking or waiting for.—n. one who expects: one who is looking or waiting for some benefit or office.—adv. Expect′antly.—ns. Expectā′tion, act or state of expecting: prospect of future good: that which is expected: the ground or qualities for anticipating future benefits or excellence: promise: the value of something expected: (pl.) prospect of fortune or profit by a will; Expectā′tion-week, the period between Ascension Day and Whitsunday—during this time the Apostles continued praying in expectation of the Comforter.—adj. Expect′ative, giving rise to expectation: reversionary.—n. an expectancy.—n. Expect′er (Shak.), one who waits for a person or thing.—adv. Expect′ingly, in a state of expectation. [L. exspectāre, -ātum—ex, out, spectāre, to look, freq. of specĕre, to see.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'expect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1022
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'expect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #693
Rank popularity for the word 'expect' in Verbs Frequency: #73
The numerical value of expect in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of expect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.
Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level...
We can't always expect great things from great men; but we must always expect little things from little men!
Being a gay in Uganda is a challenge. You expect mob justice, you expect to be killed, you expect to be arrested.
Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
Images & Illustrations of expect
Translations for expect
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- предполагам, очаквамBulgarian
- انتظار داشتنPersian
- odotella, odottaaFinnish
- s'attendre à, attendreFrench
- ենթադրել, ակնկալել, կարծել, սպասել, համարելArmenian
- forventeNorwegian Nynorsk
- oczekiwać, spodziewać sięPolish
- esperar, preverPortuguese
- надеяться, ожидатьRussian
Get even more translations for expect »
Find a translation for the expect definition in other languages:
Select another language: