Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Coming or acting in advance.
  • adjective Expectant; anticipating.
  • noun One who anticipates.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Anticipating; anticipative: in pathology, applied to periodic diseases whose attacks occur at decreasing intervals.
  • noun One who anticipates or looks forward to something; an anticipator: as, “the sweet anticipant of dawn,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Anticipating; expectant; -- with of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Expectant.
  • noun One who anticipates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by eager anticipation
  • noun one who anticipates

Etymologies

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From Latin anticipans, present participle of anticipo ("anticipate")

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  • Inside the great temple the people of Nedra were singing and chanting with anticipant joy; outside the world was smiling benignly.

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  • His gaze troubled her, and when he withdrew his eyes she looked at him, anticipant and fearing.

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