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"


  1. pregnant(Adjective)

    Carrying developing offspring within the body.

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

  2. pregnant(Adjective)

    Having numerous possibilities or implications.

  3. pregnant(Adjective)

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

  4. Origin: (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

  2. Pregnant(adj)

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

  3. Pregnant(adj)

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

  4. Pregnant(noun)

    a pregnant woman

  5. Pregnant(adj)

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

  6. Origin: [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

    Carrying a developing offspring within the body.

    They were delighted she was pregnant as they both wanted 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?

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How to say pregnant in sign language?

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  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. The Fort Myers mother:

    I’m 20 weeks pregnant.

  2. Hollie McKay/Fox News -RRB- Sudani:

    And some of the ISIS wives are pregnant.

  3. Heather Padgett:

    I never thought I'd be pregnant and using drugs.

  4. Claire Danes:

    I am pregnant, i am deep into my second trimester.

  5. Jim Pivarnik:

    She is a high level athlete who happens to be pregnant.

Images & Illustrations of pregnant

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