Definitions of expect

  1. To wait for; to await. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To wait; to stay. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To wait for; look for, in thought, as likely to happen; to look for with confidence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To wait for: to look forward to as something about to happen: to anticipate: to hope. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To look or wait for; anticipate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To look forward to as probable; anticipate; look for; rely upon; require. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To wait. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To wait for; to look for as likely to happen; to calculate on being done; to anticipate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To look out for; to wait for; to have an apprehension of something future; to entertain a belief that something will happen; to demand or require. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for expect

  1. He cannot expect that of me; but I have done what I could- all that is left me to do, have not I? – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  2. Now what message did they expect and from whom was it to come?" – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner