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expects, 3rd person singular present; expected, past tense; expected, past participle; expecting, present participle;
  1. Regard (something) as likely to happen
    • - we expect the best
    • - he expects the stock market to sink further
    • - we expect that farmers will harvest 63 million acres of hay
  2. Regard (someone) as likely to do or be something
    • - they were not expecting him to continue
  3. Believe that (someone or something) will arrive soon
    • - Celia was expecting a visitor
  4. Look for (something) from someone as rightfully due or requisite in the circumstances
    • - we expect great things of you
  5. Require (someone) to fulfill an obligation
    • - we expect employers to pay a reasonable salary
  6. Used to indicate that one supposes something to be so, but has no firm evidence or knowledge
    • - they're just friends of his, I expect
    • - I expect you know them?

  1. regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
  2. ask: 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"
  6. have a bun in the oven: be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
  7. Expect is a Unix automation and testing tool, written by Don Libes as an extension to the Tcl scripting language, for interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, ssh, and others. ...
  8. (Expecting (Angel)) "Expecting" is episode 12 of season 1 in the television show Angel. Written by Howard Gordon and directed by David Semel, it was originally broadcast on January 25, 2000 on the WB network. ...
  9. 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, ...
  10. (expecting) Of a woman or female animal, in expectation of giving birth; pregnant
  11. v. to think or believe that something will happen; to wait for an event