[ik-spek-tuh nt] /ɪkˈspɛk tənt/
having ; :
an excited, expectant audience.
an expectant mother.
characterized by :
an expectant attitude.
in ; ; prospective:
an expectant fortune.
a person who or who waits in .
expecting, anticipating, or hopeful: an expectant glance
having expectations, esp of possession of something or prosperity
pregnant: an expectant mother
a person who expects something
(obsolete) a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment
late 14c., from Old French expectant or directly from Latin expectantem/exspectantem (nominative expectans/exspectans), present participle of expectare/exspectare (see expect). Related: Expectantly. As a noun, from 1620s.
expectant ex·pec·tant (ĭk-spěk’tənt)
[ek-spek-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or the state of : to wait in expectation. 2. the act or state of looking forward or anticipating. 3. an mental attitude: a high pitch of expectation. 4. something ; a thing looked forward to. 5. Often, expectations. a prospect of future good or profit: […]
[ik-spen-di-cher] /ɪkˈspɛn dɪ tʃər/ noun 1. the act of something, especially funds; disbursement; consumption. 2. something that is ; : Unnecessary expenditures include those for luxury items. /ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə/ noun 1. something expended, such as time or money 2. the act of expending n. 1769, from Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular past participle of expendere (see expend) […]
[ik-spleyn] /ɪkˈspleɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to make plain or clear; render understandable or intelligible: to explain an obscure point. Synonyms: explicate. Antonyms: confuse. 2. to make known in detail: to explain how to do something. 3. to assign a meaning to; interpret: How can you explain such a silly remark? 4. to make […]
[ek-spluh-ney-shuh n] /ˌɛk spləˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. something that ; a statement made to clarify something and make it understandable; exposition: an explanation of a poem. 3. a meaning or interpretation: to find an explanation for a mystery. 4. a mutual declaration of the meaning of words spoken, […]