from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Carrying an unborn child; pregnant.
- n. An encircling fortification around a fort, castle, or town.
- n. A structure or an area protected by an encircling fortification.
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- adj. Pregnant.
- n. An enclosure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The line of works which forms the main inclosure of a fortress or place; -- called also body of the place.
- n. The area or town inclosed by a line of fortification.
- adj. Pregnant; with child.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fortification, an inclosure; the wall or rampart which surrounds a place, often composed of bastions or towers and curtains. The enceinte with the space inclosed within it is called the body of the place.
- n. The close or precinct of a cathedral, abbey, castle, etc.
- Pregnant; with child.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in an advanced stage of pregnancy
Similarly, a woman who was inspecting was, in the past, often described as enceinte (directly from French) instead of "pregnant" (curiously, also of French origin).
Within the enceinte are the remains of the old castle, still solid and upright; erected, it is recorded, by the English during their long occupation of this country.
The enceinte is the normal Arab "snake-fence" of dry and barked branches, which imperfectly defends the nurseries of young trees and the plots of Khubbayzah ( "edible mallows") from the adjoining camping-place of bald yellow clay.
The first named on the south side of the river formed part of the ancient "enceinte" of the first château of Philip of Alsace, and was erected in the twelfth century, and famed with the château of Lille, as the most formidable strongholds of Flanders.
They had to say it in Spanish, enceinte, you know.
Other ways to say "bun in the oven" (être enceinte) in French
Tout ce que je savais c qu'elle etait de nouveau enceinte et voila.
Other ways to say "bun in the oven" être enceinte in French
Monastery within whose enceinte a castle towered high in air catching the light of the moon. 162 Through the midst of the convent passed
But during that time my mother became Mr. Jefferson's concubine, and when he was called back home she was enceinte by him.