Anticipated; thought to be about to arrive or occur (adjective)
Simple past tense and past participle of expect. (verb)
Examples of word expected
Mrs. Uhler knew that her husband expected of her a degree of personal attention to household matters that she considered degrading to her condition as a wife; and, because he _expected_ this, she, in order to maintain the dignity of her position, gave even less attention to these matters than would otherwise have been the case.
Anatomy of a Song When the Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman" became Motown's first No. 1 pop hit 50 years ago next month, no one at the label expected they would be the group to do it.
This year, the name expected to spark much conversation is Netflix Inc., the online and by-mail movie and TV-show rental business that media companies are grappling with.
The album contained two minor country music hits, and his label expected the follow-up album to be his "breakthrough."
It could've been bigger, but I guess it wasn't the instant hit her label expected it to be.