pregnant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pregnant carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
    • adj pregnant filled with or attended with "words fraught with meaning","an incident fraught with danger","a silence pregnant with suspense"
    • adj pregnant rich in significance or implication "a meaning look"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
    • n Pregnant A pregnant woman.
    • a Pregnant Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt. "Pregnant to good pity."
    • Pregnant Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.
    • Pregnant Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth. "Wherein the pregnant enemy does much."
    • Pregnant Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies. "A pregnant argument.""A pregnant brevity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened
    • pregnant Being with young; big with child; gravid: as, a pregnant woman.
    • pregnant Impregnated; filled; big: generally followed by with.
    • pregnant Heavily laden; freighted.
    • pregnant Full of meaning; giving food for thought; suggestive; significant; destined to develop important thought.
    • pregnant Full of promise; of unusual capacity, ability, or wit; shrewd; witty; ingenious; expert.
    • pregnant Characterized by readiness of wit; keen; apt; clever.
    • pregnant Ready; disposed; prompt; susceptible.
    • pregnant Convincing; easily seen; clear; evident; probable in the highest degree.
    • pregnant In logic, requiring an explanation; exponible.
    • n pregnant One who is pregnant, or with child.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish
    • adj Pregnant preg′nant being with child or young: fruitful: abounding with results: full of meaning: implying more than is actually expressed: ready-witted: clever: ingenious: full of promise: free: evident: clear
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Quotations

  • Lauren Holly
    Lauren Holly
    “I like trying [to get pregnant]. I'm not so sure about childbirth.”
  • Art Linkletter
    Art Linkletter
    “Sometimes I'm asked by kids why I condemn marijuana when I haven't tried it. The greatest obstetricians in the world have never been pregnant.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure.”
  • Leon Henderson
    Leon Henderson
    “Having a little inflation is like being a little pregnant.”
  • Paul Gauguin
    Paul Gauguin
    “I have always wanted a mistress who was fat, and I have never found one. To make a fool of me, they are always pregnant.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius%20Erasmus
    “Heaven grant that the burden you carry may have as easy an exit as it had an entrance. [Prayer To A Pregnant Woman]”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praegnans, -antis,; prae, before + genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. prégnant,. See Gender, 2d Kin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.—L. prægnans, -antis.

Usage

In literature:

And this is the more significant because the pregnant phrase "some doubted," in the first gospel, is ignored in the third.
"Collected Essays, Volume V" by T. H. Huxley
When he says that he is not unknown to fame, the assertion, as far as it goes, is pregnant wid veracity.
"The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
En et ewe, you villain," he added, pointing to the birch, "it's newly cut and trimmed, and pregnant wid alacrity for the operation.
"The Poor Scholar" by William Carleton
The marquis winced inwardly: that pronoun was so pregnant with surprise, contempt, anger, and indignation!
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Our petty troubles are always pregnant with greater ones.
"The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
The Parthians were not, in any full or pregnant sense of the word, builders.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
She had no uterine disease, and was not pregnant.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
There is one sentence in the King's letter which is especially worthy of consideration, as it is so pregnant with meaning.
"The Purpose of the Papacy" by John S. Vaughan
One parting look she gave Balder, pregnant of new wonder, fear, and joy.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
A truer or more pregnant word was never spoken.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
It may even be thought that there is no passion which may be more than this one, pregnant with good or with evil.
"Led Astray and The Sphinx" by Octave Feuillet
No pregnant women are allowed to be present, as then the fish would not die.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
The faculty to shape pregnant musical themes is the stamp of the great master.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
But there is omitted from it, necessarily perhaps, the most pregnant comment of all.
"Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge" by Arthur Christopher Benson
I did not mind the money, but was only too glad to inhale once more air not pregnant with death and destruction.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
Father, there is the pregnant doe, wandering about near the cottage.
"Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works" by Kåalidåasa
A soft, green darkness was creeping over the mountainside, pregnant with smell of the shower.
"The Husbands of Edith" by George Barr McCutcheon
And in the case of women who were pregnant death could be certainly foreseen if they were taken with the disease.
"History of the Wars, Books I and II (of 8)" by Procopius
The chronicles of the small-sword and pistol are pregnant with horrid and absurd illustrations of certain great moral facts.
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Flynn became aware of a pregnant silence throughout the shop.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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In poetry:

Where buds the lily of our Faith?
That grows for us in unknown wise,
Out of the barren dust of death,
The pregnant bloom of Paradise.
"Flowers" by Madison Julius Cawein
Shanghai is a big port,
The whites' ships are tall,
the yellows' boats are small.
Shanghai is pregnant with a red-headed child.
My, my!
"Gioconda And Si-Ya-U" by Nazim Hikmet
It travels o'er the vast abyss
Of space and time, and joys to see
The pregnant future bright with bliss,
And love, and joy, and liberty.
"Morning Thoughts" by John Bowring
If any bliss reserv'd for me
Thou in the leaves of fate should'st see;
If any white propitious hour,
Pregnant with hoarded joys in store;
"Songs" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Such is earth's pregnant lesson: through all time
Kingdom succeeds to kingdom—empires fall;
From out their ashes, others rise and climb,
Then flash through radiant greatness, to their fall.
"Lines On An Indian Arrow-Head" by David John Scott
Thou rear'dst the universe sublime
On arches of unshaken time—
And wrap'dst this vast terraqueous globe
With the deep waters as a robe—
And badst the eternal hills sustain
The o'erhanging pregnant clouds of rain.
"Spring: Friday Morning" by John Bowring

In news:

Long before Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans gained notoriety on MTV's Teen Mom, there was another pregnant 16-year-old making headlines: Jamie Lynn Spears.
The pregnant 12-year-old girl was strung out on heroin and looked like a walking skeleton when she arrived at the hospital.
That's why she took in a woman she and her daughter, Lisa, believed to be pregnant with twins and in an abusive situation.
Artifact may have been used to magically protect kids and pregnant moms from evil.
Just before she was to undergo a radical hysterectomy, she was told she was pregnant.
Emily Jordan, right, chats with her pregnant mother Cindy Reutzel on Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 in Naperville, Ill.
Emily Jordan, left, examines the pregnant belly of her mother Cindy Reutzel on Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 in Naperville, Ill.
My mom was pregnant with me at the same time my sister was pregnant with her third child.
His wife, daughter, and granddaughter were pregnant at the same time.
Kourtney Kardashian has a baby girl, Claire Danes is pregnant, so is Reese Witherspoon, and the fans are gushing .
What Pregnant Women Should Know About Hair Dye .
Can you dye your hair while pregnant.
I chose not to dye my hair while preggo, but now a days companies are coming out with dyes that are actually safe for pregnant women.
Rhian Day, who, after finding out she was pregnant, kicked meth.
Or for women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become easily pregnant.
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In science:

If the person is female, her probability of being pregnant (our data) is about 3%, i.e. P (pregnant|female) = 0.03.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
However, if the person is pregnant, her probability of being female is much larger than that, i.e. P (female|pregnant) ≫ 0.03.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
However, even if that does not turn out to be the case in the end, at least we will have in our hands an entirely algebraic (re)formulation of differential geometry—a novel framework pregnant with new concepts, new principles, new techniques, and new theoretical terms.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
At any rate, I believe, it will be interesting for you to know laconic characterisations of the present situation made by the two “culprits”. “Pregnant!” (J.
Nucleon Spin Puzzle: Ten Years Later
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