What does pregnant mean?

Definitions for pregnant
ˈprɛg nəntpreg·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pregnantadjective

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

  2. meaning(a), pregnant, significantadjective

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

  3. fraught(p), pregnantadjective

    filled with or attended with

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

Wiktionary

  1. pregnantadjective

    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. pregnantadjective

    Having numerous possibilities or implications.

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

  3. pregnantadjective

    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. Pregnantadjective

    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. Pregnantadjective

    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. Pregnantadjective

    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. Pregnantnoun

    a pregnant woman

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

  5. Pregnantadjective

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Angela Kinsey:

    You can expect to see lots of wigs, lots of boobs, and horrible behavior, every single person gets slapped or slaps someone. We all throw champagne in each other’s faces. I mean I wrestle a pregnant woman while she’s stripping on a pole!

  2. Mudua Scovia:

    I want to look after my children, but I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.

  3. Ralf Herrenbrueck:

    There are two groups -- one group wants to follow it strictly and so only eat when it's dark while the other group wants to eat at normal times -- for example because there are also pregnant women there.

  4. Jennifer Lang:

    If it’s not a great idea to do when you’re not pregnant, it’s not a great idea to do in pregnancy.

  5. Chris Barker:

    If I were a women who was pregnant or might become pregnant I would not travel to the Games.

Images & Illustrations of pregnant

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