What does the word expectation mean?

Usage examples for expectation

  1. " The expectation and agitation grew more intense," her Majesty wrote in her diary. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  2. The atmosphere at once became tense with expectation. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. There were some young Men I think I told you of who were going to the Settlement: they have changed their minds, and I am disappointed in my expectation of sending Letters by them. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats