Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bearing within; laden; burdened; pregnant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearing within; laden; burdened; pregnant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Burdened; charged; laden; pregnant: as, “clouds gestant with heat,”

Etymologies

Latin gestans, present participle of gestare. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [6723] Nocte dieque suum gestant in pectore testem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Et notandum, quòd per totam patriam singulæ mulieres maritatæ, vt intelligantur maritis subiectæ, et vt discernantur à solutis, gestant in capitis summitate similitudinem pedis viri, longitudinis brachij et dimidij, quadam leui materia operatam: videlicet nobiles de sericosis operibus pannorum, seu alijs raris et pulchris pannis, et preciosis lapillis, et ignobiles iuxta statum suum de materia communiori.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Et notandum, qu騞 per totam patriam singul� mulieres maritat�, vt intelligantur maritis subiect�, et vt discernantur � solutis, gestant in capitis summitate similitudinem pedis viri, longitudinis brachij et dimidij, quadam leui materia operatam: videlicet nobiles de sericosis operibus pannorum, seu alijs raris et pulchris pannis, et preciosis lapillis, et ignobiles iuxta statum suum de materia communiori.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • He does not respect the person of his gestant wife, and this disregard of natural law is the most potent failure in the curtailment of natural increase.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • Aderat forte unus ex his, quos nos generosos uocamus, & qui semper cornu aliquod a tergo pende {n} s gestant, acsi etiam inter prandendu {m} uenare {n} tur.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • "Octaviae imagines gestant humeris, spargunt floribus, _foroque ac templis_ statuunt" (XIV. 61); and in the first six books in the description of servile Romans following Sejanus in crowds to

    Tacitus and Bracciolini The Annals Forged in the XVth Century

  • Hunc, cum responsum petitur, navigio aurato gestant

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I.

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