What does expectant mean?

Definitions for expectant
ɪkˈspɛk təntex·pec·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anticipant, anticipative, expectantadjective

    marked by eager anticipation

    "an expectant hush"

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

    in an advanced stage of pregnancy

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

Wiktionary

  1. expectantadjective

    marked by expectation

    An expectant hush before the performance.

  2. expectantadjective

    pregnant

    An expectant mother.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expectantadjective

    waiting in expectation; looking for

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

  2. Expectantadjective

    waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment

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

  3. Expectantnoun

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

    Etymology: [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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Numerology

  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. Heather Bradley:

    I really just hope that a new mom or an expectant mom were to see a little girl in an ad that they would just have that sense of hope for their child, and that they would know that really there is a great future for them.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    They’re so consumed by their radical ideology, so disconnected from reality that even the pleas of expectant mothers and poisoned children fall on deafears, i like to always make the distinction between a reason and an excuse.

  3. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards:

    This legislation will have devastating consequences for women across Ohio, john Kasich is proudly eliminating care for expectant mothers and newborns; he is leaving thousands without vital STD and HIV testing, slashing a program to fight domestic violence, and cutting access to essential, basic health care.

  4. Di Girolamo:

    I'm a little nervous and very grateful and expectant, I want to enjoy every moment, it's also my first time in a leading role in a movie. I come from the world of television series, soap operas in Chile. I've had some smaller roles in films. So this is like my grand debut which is a bit strange.

  5. Yachiyo Ichihara:

    I'm really anxious, not expectant.

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