Meaning of “expectant” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ɪkˈspektənt/

thinking that something pleasant or exciting is going to happen:

the children's expectant faces
an expectant mother/father, etc

someone who is going to have a baby soon

expectantly adverb

They looked at me expectantly.

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