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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology

 期望 預期

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expected; p. pr. & vb. n. Expecting.]
 1. To wait for; to await. [Obs.]
    Let's in, and there expect their coming.   --Shak.
 2. To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated. “Good: I will expect you.” --Shak. Expecting thy reply.” --Shak.
    The Somersetshire or yellow regiment . . . was expected to arrive on the following day.   --Macaulay.
 Syn: -- To anticipate; look for; await; hope.
 Usage: To Expect, Think, Believe, Await. Expect is a mental act and has aways a reference to the future, to some coming event; as a person expects to die, or he expects to survive. Think and believe have reference to the past and present, as well as to the future; as I think the mail has arrived; I believe he came home yesterday, that he is he is at home now. There is a not uncommon use of expect, which is a confusion of the two; as, I expect the mail has arrived; I expect he is at home. This misuse should be avoided. Await is a physical or moral act. We await that which, when it comes, will affect us personally. We expect what may, or may not, interest us personally. See Anticipate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; "prepared
             for the expected attack" [ant: unexpected]
      2: looked forward to as probable
      3: expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients";
         "expected income" [syn: likely, potential]