Definition of Pregnant

1. Adjective. Carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life.

Similar to: Big, Enceinte, Expectant, Gravid, Great, Heavy, Large, With Child
Antonyms: Nonpregnant
Derivative terms: Pregnancy

2. Adjective. Rich in significance or implication. "A meaning look"
Exact synonyms: Meaning, Significant
Similar to: Meaningful
Derivative terms: Significance, Significance, Signify, Signify

3. Adjective. Filled with or attended with. "A silence pregnant with suspense"
Exact synonyms: Fraught
Similar to: Full

Definition of Pregnant

1. a. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.

2. n. A pregnant woman.

3. a. Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.

Definition of Pregnant

1. Adjective. (not comparable) Carrying developing offspring within the body. ¹

2. Adjective. (comparable) Having numerous possibilities or implications. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: now poetic) Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.). ¹

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Definition of Pregnant

1. carrying a developing fetus in the uterus [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pregnant

pregnancy school
pregnancy schools
pregnancy test
pregnant (current term)
pregnant chad
pregnant pause

Literary usage of Pregnant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions: Comprising a by Henry John Stephen, Franklin Fiske Heard (1867)
"It is, therefore, in the language of pleading, said to be pregnant with that admission, viz. that a license was given.(e) *At the same [ *382 ] time the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"After considering minutely the reaction of the vaginal secretion, which in three hundred pregnant women he found to be distinctly acid, he concludes that in ..."

3. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"Among pregnant women overall, 3% reported past-month illicit drug use, 2% reported past-month "binge" alcohol use, and 21 % reported past-month cigarette ..."

4. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions: Comprising a by Henry John Stephen (1898)
"A negative pregnant is such a form of negative expression as may imply, or carry within it, ... This was considered as a negative pregnant; and it was held, ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1876)
"On the Influence of Syphilis in pregnant Women, under Various Modes of Treatment.—Dr. F. Weber, of St. Petersburg, has given the results of his observations ..."

6. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"pregnant mare's serum gonadotropin (PMS) (Sigma Chemical Co., St. Louis, MO) was dissolved in 0.15 M NaCl and injected (20 IU in 0.2 ml, iv) on the 28th day ..."

7. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"We saw that if in a non-pregnant guinea-pig an accelerated ovulation takes ... It is different, if a new ovulation takes place in pregnant guinea-pigs, ..."

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