What does pregnant mean?

Definitions for pregnant
ˈprɛg nəntpreg·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pregnant(adj)

    carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

  2. meaning(a), pregnant, significant(adj)

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

  3. fraught(p), pregnant(adj)

    filled with or attended with

    "words fraught with meaning"; "an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant with suspense"

Wiktionary

  1. pregnant(Adjective)

    Carrying developing offspring within the body.

    I went to the doctor and, guess what, we're pregnant!

    Etymology: (compare archaic Modern French prégnant), from Classical praegnans, variant of praegnas, probably from prae- + gnasci.

  2. pregnant(Adjective)

    Having numerous possibilities or implications.

    Etymology: (compare archaic Modern French prégnant), from Classical praegnans, variant of praegnas, probably from prae- + gnasci.

  3. pregnant(Adjective)

    Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.).

    Etymology: (compare archaic Modern French prégnant), from Classical praegnans, variant of praegnas, probably from prae- + gnasci.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pregnant(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. praegnans, -antis; prae before + genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. prgnant. See Gender, 2d Kin.]

  2. Pregnant(adj)

    heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies

    Etymology: [L. praegnans, -antis; prae before + genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. prgnant. See Gender, 2d Kin.]

  3. Pregnant(adj)

    full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth

    Etymology: [L. praegnans, -antis; prae before + genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. prgnant. See Gender, 2d Kin.]

  4. Pregnant(noun)

    a pregnant woman

    Etymology: [L. praegnans, -antis; prae before + genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. prgnant. See Gender, 2d Kin.]

  5. Pregnant(adj)

    affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt

    Etymology: [L. praegnans, -antis; prae before + genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. prgnant. See Gender, 2d Kin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pregnant

    preg′nant, adj. being with child or young: fruitful: abounding with results: full of meaning: implying more than is actually expressed: ready-witted: clever: ingenious: full of promise: free: evident: clear.—n. Preg′nancy, state of being pregnant: fertility: unusual capacity.—adv. Preg′nantly. [O. Fr.—L. prægnans, -antis.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pregnant

    To have a developing foetus in the womb.

    They were delighted she was pregnant as they both chose to have a child.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pregnant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4334

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pregnant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2993

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pregnant' in Adjectives Frequency: #559

How to pronounce pregnant?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say pregnant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pregnant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pregnant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pregnant in a Sentence

  1. Jill Adams:

    That does not mean we will see a 75 per cent decrease in the abortion rate or a corresponding 75 per cent increase in the birth rate. Far from it, we know that resourceful people will apply creativity and ingenuity and if they are pregnant and don't want to be, they will find a way not to be.

  2. Laura Lindberg:

    There seems to be a cultural shift among teens and young adults valuing not getting pregnant.

  3. Chuzy:

    If sex was the only proof of true love,Believe me our mothers would have been pregnant for us .

  4. Repatriated North Korean:

    North Korean women were forced into harsh labor all day, at night, we heard pregnant mothers screaming and babies died without ever being able to see their mothers.

  5. Cynthia Harper:

    The unwanted pregnancies are concentrated among young women 18 to 25, we tried to develop and test an intervention that would help women prevent pregnancy until they want to be pregnant.

Images & Illustrations of pregnant

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