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expectant

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adjective ex·pec·tant \-tənt\

Definition of expectant

  1. 1 :  characterized by expectation

  2. 2 :  expecting the birth of a child <expectant mothers>

expectantly

adverb

Examples of expectant in a sentence

  1. An expectant crowd waited for her arrival.

  2. <expectant crowds gathered at the spot where the President was scheduled to make an appearance>

14th Century

First Known Use of expectant

14th century


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expectant

noun ex·pec·tant

Definition of expectant

  1. :  one who is looking forward to something

Examples of expectant in a sentence

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

1609

First Known Use of expectant

1609



EXPECTANT Defined for English Language Learners

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expectant

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adjective ex·pec·tant \-tənt\

Definition of expectant for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or thinking that something will happen : expecting something

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


EXPECTANT Defined for Kids

expectant

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adjective ex·pec·tant \ik-ˈspek-tənt\

Definition of expectant for Students

  1. 1 :  looking forward to or waiting for something

  2. 2 :  awaiting the birth of a child <an expectant mother>


Medical Dictionary

expectant

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adjective ex·pec·tant \-tənt\

Medical Definition of expectant

  1. :  expecting the birth of a child <expectant mothers>



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