expecting

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspɛktɪŋ/, /ɛkˈspɛktɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pect‧ing

VerbEdit

expecting

  1. present participle of expect

AdjectiveEdit

expecting (not comparable)

  1. Of a woman or female animal, in expectation of giving birth; pregnant.
    The expecting mother is enthusiastic about learning childcare.
    When is the new couple expecting?

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

expecting (plural expectings)

  1. The process by which somebody expects something.
    • 1998, Merrelyn Emery, Searching: The Theory and Practice of Making Cultural Change:
      In this process participants become immersed in the dynamic interplay of rememberings, communal extraction, imaginings, expectings, etc., and of singular perceptions of each of these separately and as they come together []

AnagramsEdit