Definitions for pregnant
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carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
meaning(a), pregnant, significantadjective
rich in significance or implication
"a meaning look"
filled with or attended with
"words fraught with meaning"; "an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant with suspense"
Carrying developing offspring within the body.
I went to the doctor and, guess what, we're pregnant!
Having numerous possibilities or implications.
Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.).
Etymology: (compare archaic Modern French prégnant), from Classical praegnans, variant of praegnas, probably from prae- + gnasci.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: pregnant, Fr. prægnans, Lat.
Dove-like sat’st brooding on the vast abyss,
And mad’st it pregnant. John Milton.
His town, as fame reports, was built of old
By Danae, pregnant with almighty gold. Dryden.
Through either ocean, foolish man!
That pregnant word sent forth again,
Might to a world extend each atom there,
For every drop call forth a sea, a heav’n for ev’ry star. Pri.
All these in their pregnant causes mixt. John Milton.
Call the floods from high, to rush amain
With pregnant streams, to swell the teeming grain. Dryden.
These knew not the just motives and pregnant grounds, with which I thought myself furnished. Charles I .
An egregious and pregnant instance how far virtue surpasses ingenuity. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.
O detestable, passive obedience! did I ever imagine I should become thy votary in so pregnant an instance. Arb.
This granted, as it is a most pregnant and unforc’d position, who stands so eminent in the degree of this fortune as Cassio? a knave very voluble. William Shakespeare, Othello.
Were’t not that we stand up against them all,
’Twere pregnant, they should square between themselves. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.
A most poor man made tame to fortune’s blows,
Who by the art of known and feeling sorrows,
Am pregnant to good pity. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
My matter hath no voice, but to your own most pregnant and vouchsafed ear. William Shakespeare.
Pregnancy is the time during which one or more offspring develops (gestates) inside a woman's uterus (womb). A multiple pregnancy involves more than one offspring, such as with twins.Pregnancy usually occurs by sexual intercourse, but can also occur through assisted reproductive technology procedures. A pregnancy may end in a live birth, a miscarriage, an induced abortion, or a stillbirth. Childbirth typically occurs around 40 weeks from the start of the last menstrual period (LMP), a span known as the gestational age. This is just over nine months. Counting by fertilization age, the length is about 38 weeks. Pregnancy is "the presence of an implanted human embryo or fetus in the uterus"; implantation occurs on average 8–9 days after fertilization. An embryo is the term for the developing offspring during the first seven weeks following implantation (i.e. ten weeks' gestational age), after which the term fetus is used until birth.Signs and symptoms of early pregnancy may include missed periods, tender breasts, morning sickness (nausea and vomiting), hunger, implantation bleeding, and frequent urination. Pregnancy may be confirmed with a pregnancy test. Methods of birth control—or, more accurately, contraception—are used to avoid pregnancy. Pregnancy is divided into three trimesters of approximately three months each. The first trimester includes conception, which is when the sperm fertilizes the egg. The fertilized egg then travels down the Fallopian tube and attaches to the inside of the uterus, where it begins to form the embryo and placenta. During the first trimester, the possibility of miscarriage (natural death of embryo or fetus) is at its highest. Around the middle of the second trimester, movement of the fetus may be felt. At 28 weeks, more than 90% of babies can survive outside of the uterus if provided with high-quality medical care, though babies born at this time will likely experience serious health complications such as heart and respiratory problems and long-term intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prenatal care improves pregnancy outcomes. Nutrition during pregnancy is important to ensure healthy growth of the fetus. Prenatal care may also include avoiding drugs, tobacco smoking, and alcohol, taking regular exercise, having blood tests, and regular physical examinations. Complications of pregnancy may include disorders of high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, iron-deficiency anemia, and severe nausea and vomiting. In the ideal childbirth, labor begins on its own "at term". Babies born before 37 weeks are "preterm" and at higher risk of health problems such as cerebral palsy. Babies born between weeks 37 and 39 are considered "early term" while those born between weeks 39 and 41 are considered "full term". Babies born between weeks 41 and 42 weeks are considered "late term" while after 42 weeks they are considered "post term". Delivery before 39 weeks by labor induction or caesarean section is not recommended unless required for other medical reasons.About 213 million pregnancies occurred in 2012, of which, 190 million (89%) were in the developing world and 23 million (11%) were in the developed world. The number of pregnancies in women aged between 15 and 44 is 133 per 1,000 women. About 10% to 15% of recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. In 2016, complications of pregnancy resulted in 230,600 maternal deaths, down from 377,000 deaths in 1990. Common causes include bleeding, infections, hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, obstructed labor, miscarriage, abortion, or ectopic pregnancy. Globally, 44% of pregnancies are unplanned. Over half (56%) of unplanned pregnancies are aborted. Among unintended pregnancies in the United States, 60% of the women used birth control to some extent during the month pregnancy began.
Pregnant refers to the state or condition in which a female, whether human or animal, carries an offspring or embryos in her womb after conception, which is expected to result in the birth of a baby or babies. The term is typically used in the period from conception to childbirth. It can also metaphorically refer to being full or teeming with something.
being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth
heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies
full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth
a pregnant woman
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
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.]
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'pregnant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4334
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Rank popularity for the word 'pregnant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2993
Rank popularity for the word 'pregnant' in Adjectives Frequency: #559
The numerical value of pregnant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of pregnant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
If someone is pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, or could get pregnant, you could have a case.
The meeting in the open of two dogs, strangers to each other, is one of the most painful, thrilling, and pregnant of all conceivable encounters; it is surrounded by an atmosphere of the last canniness, presided over by a constraint for which I have no precise name; they simply cannot pass each other, their mutual embarrassment is frightful to behold.
Once Tori and I found out that we were pregnant, we encouraged Gina Purcell to get pregnant, and since it's her third one, she was like, ‘ Oh, I don't know, I'm not sure, the kids are a little bit older. ’ Rhen they ended up trying and got pregnant. So it's super fun, super lucky.
While overall risks to pregnant women from coronavirus are low, the findings of this study highlight the particular risks to pregnant women, pregnant women are included in the list of people at moderate risk as a precaution and pregnant women should therefore continue to follow the latest government guidance on social distancing and avoiding anyone with symptoms suggestive of coronavirus.
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- حامل, حبلىArabic
- ཕྲུ་གུ་སྐྱེ་ཡག་ཡོད་པTibetan Standard
- embarassada, prenyat, prenyada, encintaCatalan, Valencian
- højgravid, gravidDanish
- bedeutungsvoll, trächtig, schwangerGerman
- embarazado, embarazada, preñada, encinta, preñadoSpanish
- tiine, raseEstonian
- حامله, باردارPersian
- raskaana, raskas, monisyinen, monitahoinenFinnish
- tvílívað, upp á vegin, við barnFaroese
- swierWestern Frisian
- ag iompar clainne, torrachIrish
- trom, torrachScottish Gaelic
- מעברת, בהיריוןHebrew
- barnshafandi, óléttur, vanfær, þungaður, ófrískurIcelandic
- gravida, pregna, incinta, gravidoItalian
- おめでた, 妊娠Japanese
- باردار, زگ, جووت گیان, دوو گیانKurdish
- praegnāns, gravidaLatin
- grūts, grūsnsLatvian
- bunting, berbadan dua, mengandung, hamilMalay
- betekenisvol, pregnant, drachtig, zwangerDutch
- gravid, høggravidNorwegian Nynorsk
- høggravid, høygravid, gravid, drektig, svangerNorwegian
- prenha, grávidaPortuguese
- en speranzaRomansh
- pregnant, borțoasă, însărcinată, gravidăRomanian
- беременная, в положенииRussian
- prinzu, pringiu, prossimuSardinian
- trúdan, bremènit, тру́дан, бремѐнитSerbo-Croatian
- havande, gravidSwedish
- కడుపుతో ఉన్న, గర్భిణిTelugu
- ท้อง, ตั้งครรภ์, มีครรภ์Thai
- gebe, hamileTurkish
- có thai, có chửa, có mang thaiVietnamese
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