Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being with young; big with child; gravid: as, a pregnant woman.
  • Impregnated; filled; big: generally followed by with.
  • Heavily laden; freighted.
  • Full of meaning; giving food for thought; suggestive; significant; destined to develop important thought.
  • Full of promise; of unusual capacity, ability, or wit; shrewd; witty; ingenious; expert.
  • Characterized by readiness of wit; keen; apt; clever.
  • Ready; disposed; prompt; susceptible.
  • Convincing; easily seen; clear; evident; probable in the highest degree.
  • In logic, requiring an explanation; exponible.
  • noun One who is pregnant, or with child.

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

  • adjective Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.
  • adjective Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty.
  • adjective obsolete Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc..
  • adjective (Rhet.) one in which more is implied than is said; as, the beasts trembled forth from their dens, that is, came forth trembling with fright.
  • adjective obsolete Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.
  • noun rare A pregnant woman.

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

  • adjective not comparable Carrying developing offspring within the body.
  • adjective comparable Having numerous possibilities or implications.
  • adjective Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.).
  • adjective obsolete Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.

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

  • adjective filled with or attended with
  • adjective carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
  • adjective rich in significance or implication

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English preignant, from Old French preignant, pregnant, also prenant (compare archaic Modern French prégnant), partly from Old French preindre, priembre ("to press"), from Latin premere ("to press"), and partly from Classical Latin praegnans, variant of praegnas, probably from prae- ("pre-") + gnascī ("to be born").

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  • "On Facebook."

    September 9, 2009

  • Honestly, I'd like to laugh at that, but I've seen so many...er, personal...announcements on Facebook that it almost doesn't faze me.

    September 10, 2009

  • Well, okay, but it's still funny.

    September 10, 2009

  • How soon until the kid gets their own account? >.<

    September 10, 2009