from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To carry within the uterus from conception to delivery.
- transitive v. To conceive and develop in the mind.
- intransitive v. To gestate offspring.
- intransitive v. To develop gradually.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To carry offspring in the uterus from conception to delivery.
- v. To develop an idea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To carry in the womb during the natural period of fetal development; hence, figuratively, to form and gradually mature (some project) in the mind, to be brought forth in due time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be pregnant with
- v. have the idea for
He says, every year I get a year to kind of gestate that year.
The fruitcakes gestate side-by-side in the extra refrigerator in my garage.
We allowed the sin of that terrible family to gestate in this community, and Brucie paid for it.
Investors have shied away from chip companies because they take more time and money to gestate than other start-ups.
New ideas, images and beliefs began to gestate in what felt like a nurturing womb.
Elephants gestate for 22 months, giraffes 16 months, orang-utans 8 months.
The resulting zygotes, if all proceeded according to her theory and expectations, would gestate and be carried to term as with any problem-free pregnancy.
Ms. STEVENSON: By 25 weeks, I had the belly of a woman a month or so past her due date or one who'd had an ill-advised affair with a circus elephant, doomed to gestate for 21 months.
We were going to use all of 2010 to experiment and gestate but liked the early results and decided to share them.
Ampulex then lays a larvae nearby, which crawls into the disabled host to gestate.