Part of speech:
Waiting, as for the birth of a child or for an inheritance
Productive of results; fruitful
Great in force or intensity
Carrying an unborn child; pregnant.
Carrying developing young or eggs:
More than ordinary in degree; very considerable.
The process by which cells and organisms produce other cells and organisms of the same kind. &diamf3; The reproduction of organisms by the union of male and female reproductive cells (gametes) is called sexual reproduction. Many unicellular and most multicellular organisms reproduce sexually. &diamf3; Reproduction in which offspring are produced by a single parent, without the union of reproductive cells, is called asexual reproduction. The fission (splitting) of bacterial cells and the cells of multicellular organisms by mitosis is a form of asexual reproduction, as is the budding of yeast cells and the generation of clones by runners in plants. Many plants and fungi are capable of reproducing both sexually and asexually, as are some animals, such as sponges and aphids.
(Archaic) To ask for; request
To see as a probable occurrence; expect:
To stay in a place or remain in readiness or in anticipation (until something expected happens or for someone to arrive or catch up)
The definition of await is you are expecting or ready for something.
To seem or appear to be:
(Reflexive) To bear (oneself); to behave or conduct.
(Informal) To be obliged (to do something):
To have or formulate in the mind:
To suppose is to assume something without conviction or to assume something without full understanding or knowledge.
The definition of sense is to perceive, or be aware of something.
(Informal, Dial.) To think; suppose
Presume is defined as to assume to be true without proof, or to dare to do something without permission.
To have hope; want and expect
To think or suppose
To see beforehand; know beforehand; foreknow
To forecast is defined as to predict something.
To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.
To imagine (something not yet in existence); picture in the mind
To ask to know or be informed of
To have an opinion; think.
(Dial.) To think, suppose, guess, etc.
The definition of assume is to formulate or verbalize an idea for which there is no evidence.
To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose
To be in terror of; fear intensely:
To elicit or detect through surprise:
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