Expect

Definition of Expect

Ex`pect´
v. t.1.To wait for; to await.
[imp. & p. p. Expected; p. pr. & vb. n. Expecting.]
Let's in, and there expect their coming.
- Shak.
2.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, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.
The Somersetshire or yellow regiment . . . was expected to arrive on the following day.
- Macaulay.
1.To wait; to stay.
n.1.Expectation.

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