anticipation

noun
ADJECTIVE
great, keen (esp. BrE)
breathless, eager, excited

We look forward to your lecture with eager anticipation.

Following weeks of breathless anticipation, the winner was announced.

anxious, nervous
growing

There is growing anticipation that the chairman will have to resign.

VERB + ANTICIPATION
be full of

We are full of anticipation, and can't wait to visit you.

heighten

These brief glimpses heightened their anticipation of when they could be together.

PREPOSITION
in anticipation of

People are buying extra groceries in anticipation of heavy snowstorms.

PHRASES
a feeling of anticipation, a sense of anticipation

There was a sense of anticipation in the audience as the curtain went up for the premiere.

a shiver of anticipation, a thrill of anticipation

The unexpected news sent a thrill of anticipation through the group.


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  • anticipation — ANTICIPATION. s. f. Action par laquelle on anticipe. Servez vous contre lui de la voie d anticipation, du moyen d anticipation. f♛/b] On appelle Lettres d anticipation, Des Lettres de Chancellerie, pour anticiper un Appel.[b]Anticipation, terme… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • anticipation — an·ti·ci·pa·tion /an ˌti sə pā shən/ n: the knowledge or use of an invention in the U.S. or the patenting or describing of the invention in a publication in the U.S. or a foreign country before the discovery by a patent applicant ◇ Case law has… …   Law dictionary

  • Anticipation — An*tic i*pa tion, n. [L. anticipatio: cf. F. anticipation.] 1. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order. [1913 Webster] So shall my anticipation prevent your… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Anticipation — (v. lat.), 1) Vorausnahme; 2) Vorausnahme von Abgaben der Unterthanen durch eine in Verlegenheiten verwickelte Regierung; 3) (Hdlgsw.), Vorschüsse, die ein Commissionär auf Waaren, die er in Consignation hat, deren Eigenthümer macht (Zahlung… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Anticipation — Anticipation, Subst. von anticipiren, etwas voraussetzen, bei Urtheilen, Schlüssen und wissenschaftlichen Systemen, so beruht z.B. die Alchymie auf der Anticipation eines Urelementes. In financieller Hinsicht bezeichnet Anticipation den… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • anticipation — Anticipation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on anticipe. Servez vous contre luy de la voye, du moyen d anticipation. Lettres d anticipation, Ce sont des Lettres de Chancellerie, pour anticiper l appel …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • anticipation — et prevention, Anteoccupatio, Anticipatio. Lettres d anticipation, Compendium codicillare prouocationis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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