Definitions for expect
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word expect.
regard something as probable or likely
"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
ask, require, expectverb
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, waitverb
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, expectverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: expecto, Latin.
While, expecting there the queen, he rais’d
His wond’ring eyes, and round the temple gaz’d. Dryden.
To wait; to stay.
Elihu had expected ’till Job had spoken. Job.
Expect is an extension to the Tcl scripting language written by Don Libes. The program automates interactions with programs that expose a text terminal interface. Expect, originally written in 1990 for the Unix platform, has since become available for Microsoft Windows and other systems.
Expect is a verb that refers to anticipating or looking forward to something happening in the future, either based on previous experiences, beliefs, or logical reasoning. It involves having a reasonable or likely assumption about a specific outcome or result.
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.]
To know what is ethically and morally just is easily achieved in order of priority and succeeds easily, efficiently and effectively.
The people expect their government to be just, fair, responsible, respectful and working in unity to achieve for the optimum health, unity, human rights, animal rights, right to life and shared prosperity of all people.
Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020
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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
They created a 39-sided zoning lot, you would expect to see a rectangle of some kind. You might expect it to be bigger, you might expect smaller. But you wouldn't expect it to snake across the whole block.
Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level...
Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.
As the president of a university, I would expect more. As the president of a university currently in the middle of a scandal in the national news, I would expect even more than that. I would expect discretion. I would expect thought and research into whether or not this is considered offensive. Frankly, I would expect more creativity in costume selection. But I guess my expectations are too high for Ramsey, don't dress like a culture. They aren't costumes, they're people.
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- предполагам, очаквамBulgarian
- انتظار داشتنPersian
- odotella, odottaaFinnish
- s'attendre à, attendreFrench
- կարծել, սպասել, համարել, ակնկալել, ենթադրելArmenian
- forventeNorwegian Nynorsk
- spodziewać się, oczekiwaćPolish
- prever, esperarPortuguese
- ожидать, надеятьсяRussian
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