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ɪkˈspɛk təntex·pec·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anticipant, anticipative, expectant(adj)

    marked by eager anticipation

    "an expectant hush"

  2. big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)(adj)

    in an advanced stage of pregnancy

    "was big with child"; "was great with child"


  1. expectant(Adjective)

    marked by expectation

    An expectant hush before the performance.

  2. expectant(Adjective)


    An expectant mother.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expectant(adj)

    waiting in expectation; looking for

  2. Expectant(adj)

    waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment

  3. Expectant(noun)

    one who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by hope of receiving some good

  4. Origin: [L.expectans, exspectans, p. pr. of expectare, exspectare: cf. F. expectant.]

Editors Contribution

  1. expectant

    waiting for results

    Submitted by anonymous on January 22, 2014  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expectant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expectant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of expectant in a Sentence

  1. Yachiyo Ichihara:

    I'm really anxious, not expectant.

  2. Lee Gettler:

    Trust me, it is not especially easy to get expectant couples or new parents to participate in this type of research.

  3. Kara Brooks:

    We will work with the attorney general to defend the law that enhances information expectant mothers receive and enhances protection for the unborn.

  4. Gregory Cantue:

    We’re having problems with returning family members who have died after they were evacuated, we’ve had two in Dallas and one who is expectant in Louisiana.

  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.

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