expectant

Definitions:

  • Having or marked by expectation.
  • Pregnant.
  • Having expectation; expecting.
  • Looking forward with confidence; assured that a certain future event will occur.
  • In <em>medicine</em>, relating to or employed in the expectant method: as, an <em>expectant</em> medicine.
  • One who expects; one who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by his belief or hope of receiving some good.
  • In Scotland, a candidate for the ministry who has not yet received a license to preach.
  • One who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by hope of receiving some good.
  • Waiting in expectation; looking for.
  • an estate in expectancy. See under <er>Expectancy</er>.
  • marked by <xref>expectation</xref>
  • <xref>pregnant</xref>
  • in an advanced stage of pregnancy
  • marked by eager anticipation
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