What does gestation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gestation, gestation period(noun)

    the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)

  2. pregnancy, gestation, maternity(noun)

    the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

  3. gestation(noun)

    the conception and development of an idea or plan


  1. gestation(Noun)

    The period of time during which an infant animal or human physically develops inside the mother's body until it is born.

  2. gestation(Noun)

    The process of development of a plan or idea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gestation(noun)

    the act of wearing (clothes or ornaments)

  2. Gestation(noun)

    the act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy

  3. Gestation(noun)

    exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his own powers; passive exercise

  4. Origin: [L. gestatio a bearing, carrying, fr. gestare to bear, carry, intens. fr. gerere, gestum, to bear: cf. F. gestation. See Gest deed, Jest.]


  1. Gestation

    Gestation is the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside female viviparous animals, including mammals, as well as some non-mammalian species. Mammals during pregnancy can have one or more gestations at the same time. The time interval of a gestation is called the gestation period. In human obstetrics, gestational age refers to the embryonic or fetal age plus two weeks. This is approximately the duration since the woman's last menstrual period began.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gestation

    jes-tā′shun, n. the act of carrying the young in the womb, pregnancy.—adjs. Ges′tant, laden; Ges′tatory, pertaining to gestation. [Fr.,—L. gestation-emgestāre, -ātum, to carry—gerĕre, to bear.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gestation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gestation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sue Tygielski:

    I could n’t imagine a baby, and here she is. Time just flew by. The gestation is almost two years. But she was her like lightning.

  2. Paul Shapiro:

    This bill applied only to gestation crates, meaning there are no piglets to be kept separate from their mothers, since they're all in utero.

  3. Jacques Martin Barzun:

    In producers, loafing is productive and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.

  4. Florin Ternal Hilbay:

    There's no timeline for this game, it might have an extended period of gestation, i would assume our diplomats have read the decision and understand the complexities and consequences of enforcing the decision.

  5. Samantha Harris:

    Following the scans at KIMS Hospital, the remains were in fact revealed to be the mummy of a baby, initial reviews identified the baby to be a miscarried c.20-week gestation foetus which, if found to be the case, will be one of the youngest human mummies recorded anywhere in the world.

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