Definition of EXPECTING


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow" ;

  • 2. (

    ) consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons" ;

  • 3. (

    ) look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted" ;

  • 4. (

    ) consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed" ;

  • 5. (

    ) look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March" ;

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