adjective ex·pec·tant \-tənt\

: feeling or thinking that something will happen : expecting something

: expecting the birth of a child : soon to become a parent

Full Definition of EXPECTANT

:  characterized by expectation
:  expecting the birth of a child <expectant mothers>
ex·pec·tant·ly adverb

Examples of EXPECTANT

  1. An expectant crowd waited for her arrival.
  2. <expectant crowds gathered at the spot where the President was scheduled to make an appearance>

First Known Use of EXPECTANT

14th century



Definition of EXPECTANT

:  one who is looking forward to something

Examples of EXPECTANT

  1. <divinity students who were all expectants for a curacy>

First Known Use of EXPECTANT


Rhymes with EXPECTANT


adjective ex·pec·tant \-tənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXPECTANT

:  expecting the birth of a child <expectant mothers>


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