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

  • adj. Carrying developing offspring within the body.
  • adj. Weighty or significant; full of meaning: a conversation occasionally punctuated by pregnant pauses.
  • adj. Of great or potentially great import, implication, or moment: "It was a politically pregnant time in Poland” ( New York).
  • adj. Filled or fraught; replete: "This was, from the Party's point of view, both deplorable in itself and pregnant with danger for the future” ( Robert Conquest).
  • adj. Having a profusion of ideas; creative or inventive.
  • adj. Producing results; fruitful: a pregnant decision.
  • adj. Archaic Convincing; cogent. Used of an argument or a proof.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Carrying developing offspring within the body.
  • adj. Having numerous possibilities or implications.
  • adj. Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.).
  • adj. Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.
  • adj. Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty.
  • adj. Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc..
  • adj. Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.
  • n. A pregnant woman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. One who is pregnant, or with child.

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

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


Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praegnāns, praegnant-, variant of praegnās; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
Middle English, probably from Old French preignant, present participle of prembre, to press, from Latin premere; see per-4 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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"). (Wiktionary)



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