expectant mother

expectant mother

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  • expectant mother — pregnant woman, woman soon to be a mother …   English contemporary dictionary

  • expectant — expectantly, adv. /ik spek teuhnt/, adj. 1. having expectations; expecting: an excited, expectant audience. 2. pregnant; expecting: an expectant mother. 3. characterized by expectations: an expectant attitude. 4. in expectation; expected;… …   Universalium

  • expectant — ex|pec|tant [ıkˈspektənt] adj [usually before noun] 1.) hopeful that something good or exciting will happen, or showing this ▪ a row of expectant faces 2.) expectant mother/father a mother or father whose baby will be born soon >expectantly… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • expectant — [[t]ɪkspe̱ktənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is expectant, they are excited because they think something interesting is about to happen. An expectant crowd gathered... She turned to me with an expectant look on her face. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • expectant — adjective a) marked by expectation An expectant hush before the performance. b) pregnant An expectant mother …   Wiktionary

  • expectant — adjective (usually before noun) 1 hopeful that something good or exciting will happen: a row of expectant faces see nervous 2 expectant mother a woman who is going to have a baby expectantly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • expectant — adjective 1) expectant fans Syn: eager, excited, psyched, agog, waiting with bated breath, hopeful; in suspense, on tenterhooks 2) an expectant mother Syn: pregnant; informal expecting, with a bun in the oven; …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • mother — I UK [ˈmʌðə(r)] / US [ˈmʌðər] noun [countable] Word forms mother : singular mother plural mothers *** 1) a) your female parent. People often call their mother Mum or, especially if they are children, Mummy. In the past, people called their mother …   English dictionary

  • expectant — ex•pect•ant [[t]ɪkˈspɛk tənt[/t]] adj. 1) having or marked by expectations: an expectant audience[/ex] 2) pregnant: an expectant mother[/ex] 3) a person who expects or who waits in expectation • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L ex•pect′ant•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • mother — moth|er1 [ mʌðər ] noun *** 1. ) count your female parent. People sometimes call their mother Mom or, especially if they are children, Mommy.: My mother and father live in Rome. an expectant mother (=a pregnant woman) She is like a mother to me ( …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • expectant — ex|pec|tant [ ık spektənt ] adjective 1. ) feeling excited about something you think is soon going to happen 2. ) only before noun an expectant mother or father will soon be a parent of a new baby ╾ ex|pec|tant|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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