from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. About to bring forth young; being in labor.
- adj. Of or relating to giving birth.
- adj. About to produce or come forth with something, such as an idea or a discovery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In labour; having recently given birth.
- adj. About to create a new product, or float a new idea.
- adj. Of, related to, or caused by childbirth
- adj. Facilitating labour.
- n. One who is in labour or has recently given birth.
- n. A substance that facilitates labour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bringing forth, or about to bring forth, young; fruitful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bringing forth or about to bring forth young: sometimes, as in the quotation, extended to a more general use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or giving birth
- adj. giving birth
Latin parturiēns, parturient-, present participle of parturīre, to be in labor, from partus, past participle of parere, to give birth; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)