Meaning of “anticipation” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] uk us /ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/

the excited feeling of waiting for something to happen:

The children were breathless with anticipation.
in anticipation (of)

in preparation for something happening:

She's even decorated the spare room in anticipation of your visit.

(Definition of “anticipation” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)