Definition of expectation:
- That which is expected or looked for.
- The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.
- The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.
- The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank.
- The value of any chance ( as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event.
chance, foresight, vista, mentality, medical prognosis, mindset, aspect, prediction, presentiment, expected value, surprise, prevision, lookout, arithmetic mean, prognosis, mind-set, prospect, foretaste, scene, anticipation, first moment, outlook, expectance, view, antepast, panorama, candidate.
- expectation (part of speech: noun)
- desire (part of speech: noun)
- hope (part of speech: verb)
- intention (part of speech: noun)
- plan (part of speech: noun)
- "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.
- "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.
She had shown too intimate a knowledge of Lord Loudwater's habits at Loudwater and of the Castle itself, for it was clear from William Roper's story that she had gone straight to the library window and through it, in the evident expectation of finding Lord Loudwater asleep as usual in his smoking- room.- "The Loudwater Mystery", Edgar Jepson.