Expectation

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Expectation->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ expectation
expectation
expectance
expectancy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ anticipation
anticipation
reckoning
calculation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ foresight
foresight
&c. 510
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ contemplation
contemplation
prospection
lookout
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ prospect
prospect
perspective
horizon
vista
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ destiny
destiny
&c. 152
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ suspense
suspense
waiting
abeyance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ curiosity
curiosity
&c. 455
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ anxious expectation
anxious expectation
ardent expectation
eager expectation
breathless expectation
sanguine expectation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ torment of Tantalus
torment of Tantalus
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ hope
hope
&c. 858
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ trust
trust
&c.(belief) 484
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ auspices
auspices
&c.(prediction) 511
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ assurance
assurance
confidence
presumption
reliance
PARAG:Expectation->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ expect
expect
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ look for
look for
look out for
look forward to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hope for
hope for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ anticipate
anticipate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have in prospect
have in prospect
have in contemplation
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ keep in view
keep in view
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ contemplate
contemplate
promise oneself
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not wonder
not wonder
&c. 870
at
not wonder if
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ wait for
wait for
tarry for
lie in wait for
watch for
bargain for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ keep a good lookout for
keep a good lookout for
keep a sharp lookout for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ await
await
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ stand at
stand at
=>attention,
attention
abide
bide one's time
watch
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ foresee
foresee
&c. 510
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ prepare for
prepare for
&c. 673
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ forestall
forestall
&c.(be early) 132
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ count upon
count upon
&c.(believe in) 484
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ think likely
think likely
&c.(probability) 472
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ lead one to expect
lead one to expect
&c.(predict) 511
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ have in store for
have in store for
&c.(destiny) 152
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ prick up one's ears
prick up one's ears
hold one's breath
PARAG:Expectation->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ expectant
expectant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ expecting
expecting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in expectation
in expectation
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ on the watch
on the watch
&c.(vigilant) 459
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ open-eyed
open-eyed
open-mouthed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ agape
agape
gaping
all agog
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ on tenterhooks
on tenterhooks
on tiptoe
on the tiptoe of expectation
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ aux aguets
aux aguets
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ready
ready
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ curious
curious
&c. 455
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ looking forward to
looking forward to
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ expected
expected
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ long expected
long expected
foreseen
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ in prosepct
in prosepct
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ prospective
prospective
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ in one's eye
in one's eye
in one's view
in the horizon
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ impending
impending
&c.(destiny) 152
PARAG:Expectation->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ on the watch
on the watch
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with breathless expectation
with breathless expectation
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with bated breath
with bated breath
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ arrectis auribus
arrectis auribus

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • expectation — [ ɛkspɛktasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1488; lat. exspectatio 1 ♦ Vx Attente. ⇒ expectative. « Harcourt tenait tout le monde en expectation » (Saint Simon). 2 ♦ Méd. Abstention de tout traitement (à l exception des mesures habituelles d hygiène et de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Expectation — Ex pec*ta tion . [L. expectio. exspectio: cf. F. expectation.] 1. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. In expectation of a guest. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expectation — UK US /ˌekspekˈteɪʃən/ noun [C, often plural] ► what you believe or hope will happen in the future: »Now the expectation is just 81 cents a share, according to a survey of a dozen analysts. expectation that sth »The banks help out the government… …   Financial and business terms

  • expectation — EXPECTATION. s. f. Attente. Il ne se dit que des grands evenements, des choses extraordinaires. Les peuples estoient dans une grande expectation, dans l expectation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • expectation — I noun anticipation, assurance, awaiting, calculation, contemplation, expectance, expectancy, exspectatio, foreboding, forefeeling, foreknowledge, foresight, hope, intention, misgiving, opinio, preconception, presentiment, presumption, presurmise …   Law dictionary

  • expectation — 1530s, from M.Fr. expectation (14c.) or directly from L. expectationem/exspectationem (nom. expectatio/exspectatio) anticipation, an awaiting, noun of action from pp. stem of expectare/exspectare (see EXPECT (Cf. expect)). Related: Expectations …   Etymology dictionary

  • expectation — [n] belief, anticipation apprehension, assumption, assurance, calculation, chance, confidence, conjecture, design, expectancy, fear, forecast, hope, intention, likelihood, looking forward, motive, notion, outlook, possibility, prediction,… …   New thesaurus

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  • expectation — [ek΄spek tā′shən] n. [L expectatio < pp. of expectare: see EXPECT] 1. a looking forward to; anticipation 2. a looking for as due, proper, or necessary 3. a thing looked forward to 4. [also pl.] a reason or warrant for looking forward to… …   English World dictionary

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