American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Carrying developing young or eggs: a gravid uterus; a gravid female.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . Burdened; laden; made heavy.
- Being with child; pregnant.
- adj. Pregnant; now used chiefly of egg-laying animals, or metaphorically.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Being with child; heavy with young; pregnant; fruitful; ; -- of animals as well as people.
- adj. in an advanced stage of pregnancy
- From Latin gravidus ("laden, pregnant"), from gravis ("heavy"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin gravidus, from gravis, heavy; see gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The uterus appeared to be what we say is gravid, meaning that there had been a baby there.”
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“As well as being beautifully patterned, furrow orbweb spiders have a wonderfully gravid, even feminine shape.”
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“He twines himself about the gravid apple tree's trunk caduceus-like, slithering his handsome head up into the canopy's gray-green leaves.”
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