from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being pregnant: a test for pregnancy.
  • n. An instance of being pregnant: Her second pregnancy was easy.
  • n. The period during which one is pregnant: the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • n. The quality or condition of being rich in significance, import, or implication.
  • n. Creativity; inventiveness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


From pregnant +‎ -cy. (Wiktionary)



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