from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of: expecting a telephone call; expects rain on Sunday.
- transitive v. To consider likely or certain: expect to see them soon. See Usage Note at anticipate.
- transitive v. To consider reasonable or due: We expect an apology.
- transitive v. To consider obligatory; require: The school expects its pupils to be on time.
- transitive v. Informal To presume; suppose.
- intransitive v. To look forward to the birth of one's child. Used in progressive tenses: His sister is expecting in May.
- intransitive v. To be pregnant. Used in progressive tenses: My wife is expecting again.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. 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).
- v. To consider obligatory or required.
- v. To consider reasonably due.
- v. to be pregnant, to consider a baby due
- v. To wait for; to await.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Expectation.
- transitive v. To wait for; to await.
- transitive v. 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).
- transitive v. To wait; to stay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To look for; wait for; await
- To look for with anticipation; believe in the occurrence or the coming of; await as likely to happen or to appear.
- To reckon upon, as something to be done, granted, or yielded; desire with confidence or assurance: as, to expect obedience or aid; I shall expect to find that job finished by Saturday; you are expected to be quiet.
- To count upon in relation to something; trust or rely upon to do or act in some specified way; require or call upon expectantly: as, I expect you to obey, or to perform a task.
- To suppose; reckon; conclude: applied to things past or present as well as to things future: as, I expect he went to town yesterday.
- To wait; stay.
- n. Expectation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be pregnant with
- v. regard something as probable or likely
- v. consider reasonable or due
- v. look forward to the birth of a child
- v. look forward to the probable occurrence of
- v. consider obligatory; request and expect
I'm still too young to know the word expect has that letter in it.
In fact, I don't even know what letters of the alphabet are needed to make the word expect, and I don't really care because I'm not supposed to learn that word and lots of others like it until I'm nice and ready or a teacher makes me.
I'll tell you my expectation for stock market returns, but first I want to spell out what the word "expect" means.
What would anyone with a brain expect from a Commie bastard!
What do you expect from the liberal Democrat thought process that does not have any conservative morals?
Al Iguana said ... off topic slightly, but THIS is more like what I'd expect from a live blogger!
Google chrome lacks SO many basic features of what you expect from a browser today.
To give you a feel for what you can expect from a VM, I've been able to do the following with it in the last couple days:
The basic theme of many reviews seemed to be ‘fun, but fluffy,’ and, really, what else do you expect from a movie that originated in a series of short parody sketches?
This movie sounds like utter crap but it will be big with teens. okayflint this guy has helmed nothing but classics and that's what I come to expect from a movie with the title "Shark Night 3D".