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. Kinberly Novaes:

    I didn’t even think about the possibility of a woman fighting while pregnant, going through camp and dehydrating and everything.

  2. Gina Rodriguez:

    But if you’re pregnant….'Excuse me sir we’re really hungry,'.

  3. Stephane Dujarric:

    We do not know yet the total number of pregnant girls among those rescued, the screening is still ongoing.

  4. Jim Pivarnik:

    I would never suggest that a pregnant woman do this during pregnancy if she did not do it prior to pregnancy.

  5. Stewart Chiron:

    Elderly patients, pregnant women, and families traveling with small kids should consider the full cruise itinerary. If you’re sailing off the coast of a country that may not have the best medical, or pediatric, care, you could be in real trouble.

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