Definitions for expect

Definitions for (verb) expect

Main entry: have a bun in the oven, gestate, expect, carry, bear

Definition: be pregnant with

Usage: She is bearing his child; The are expecting another child in January; I am carrying his child

Main entry: expect

Definition: look forward to the birth of a child

Usage: She is expecting in March

Main entry: expect

Definition: consider reasonable or due

Usage: I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed

Main entry: anticipate, expect

Definition: regard something as probable or likely

Usage: The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

Main entry: expect, wait, look, await

Definition: look forward to the probable occurrence of

Usage: We were expecting a visit from our relatives; She is looking to a promotion; he is waiting to be drafted

Main entry: ask, require, expect

Definition: consider obligatory; request and expect

Usage: 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

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