Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of being pregnant.
  • noun An instance of being pregnant.
  • noun The period during which one is pregnant.
  • noun The quality or condition of being rich in significance, import, or implication.
  • noun Creativity; inventiveness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being pregnant; the state of a female who has conceived or is with child; gestation; fetation.
  • noun Fruitfulness; fertility; fecundity; productiveness.
  • noun Fullness, as of important contents; significance; suggestiveness.
  • noun Readiness of wit; shrewdness.
  • noun A promising youth; a quick-witted person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The condition of being pregnant; the state of being with young.
  • noun Figuratively: The quality of being heavy with important contents, issue, significance, etc.; unusual consequence or capacity; fertility.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable The condition of being pregnant.
  • noun The period of time this condition prevails.
  • noun uncountable The progression of stages from conception to birth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

Etymologies

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From pregnant +‎ -cy.

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