expectant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French expectant, from Latin expectans.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspɛktənt/
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Adjective[edit]

expectant (comparative more expectant, superlative most expectant)

  1. Marked by expectation.
    the expectant hush before the performance
  2. Pregnant.
    an expectant mother
    • 1842, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Lady Anne Granard, volume 2, page 18:
      After seeing all the beautiful little wardrobe of the mother expectant, praising her delicate needlework, and inwardly regretting their own inability to add to it, they got a hearty lunch, intended for a dinner, and returned homewards,...
  3. (medicine, dated) Awaiting the effects of nature, with little active treatment.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

expectant (plural expectants)

  1. A person who expects or awaits something.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

expectant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of expectō