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preg·nant 1

 (prĕg′nənt)
adj.
1. Carrying developing offspring within the body.
2.
a. Weighty or significant; full of meaning: a conversation occasionally punctuated by pregnant pauses.
b. Of great or potentially great import, implication, or moment: "It was a politically pregnant time in Poland" (New York).
3. 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).
4. Having a profusion of ideas; creative or inventive.
5. Producing results; fruitful: a pregnant decision.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praegnāns, praegnant-, variant of praegnās; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

preg′nant·ly adv.

preg·nant 2

 (prĕg′nənt)
adj. Archaic
Convincing; cogent. Used of an argument or a proof.

[Middle English, probably from Old French preignant, present participle of prembre, to press, from Latin premere; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

pregnant

(ˈprɛɡnənt)
adj
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) carrying a fetus or fetuses within the womb
2. full of meaning or significance
3. inventive or imaginative
4. prolific or fruitful
[C16: from Latin praegnāns with child, from prae before + (g)nascī to be born]
ˈpregnantly adv

preg•nant1

(ˈprɛg nənt)

adj.
1. having a child or other offspring developing in the body; with child or young, as a woman or female mammal.
2. fraught, filled, or abounding (usu. fol. by with): a silence pregnant with suspense.
3. fertile; rich (often fol. by in): a mind pregnant in ideas.
4. full of meaning; highly significant: a pregnant utterance.
5. of great importance or potential; momentous: a pregnant epoch in history.
6. teeming with ideas or imagination.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin praegnant-, s. of praegnāns, variant of praegnās=prae- pre- + *gnāt- (akin to (g)nātus born, gignere to bring into being) + -s nominative singular ending]

preg•nant2

(ˈprɛg nənt)

adj.
Archaic. convincing; cogent.
[1350–1400; Middle English preignant < Old French, present participle of preindre, earlier priembre to press1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pregnant - carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
nonpregnant - not pregnant
2.pregnant - rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look"
meaningful - having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"
3.pregnant - filled with or attended with; "words fraught with meaning"; "an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant with suspense"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"

pregnant

adjective
1. expectant, expecting (informal), with child, in the club (Brit. slang), in the family way (informal), gravid, preggers (Brit. informal), enceinte, in the pudding club (slang), big or heavy with child Tina was pregnant with their first child.
2. meaningful, pointed, charged, significant, telling, loaded, expressive, eloquent, weighty, suggestive There was a long, pregnant silence.
3. (with with) full of, rich in, fraught with, teeming with, replete with, abounding in, abundant in, fecund with The songs are pregnant with irony and insight.

pregnant

adjective
1. Carrying a developing fetus within the uterus:
Slang: gone.
Archaic: great.
2. Conveying hidden or unexpressed meaning:
Translations
حاملحامِل، حُبْلىحُبْلَى
těhotnátěhotný
gravid
rasetiine
raskaana
trudna
terhes
barnshafandiófrískurólétturóléttur, barnshafandiþungaður
妊娠した
임신하고 있는
nėštumas
grūtniecības stāvoklī
tehotná
noseča
gravid
ตั้งครรภ์
có thai

pregnant

[ˈpregnənt] ADJ
1. (lit)
1.1. [woman] → embarazada
to be pregnantestar embarazada
to be six months pregnantestar embarazada de seis meses
to become or get pregnant (by sb)quedarse embarazada (de algn)
Tina was pregnant with their first sonTina estaba embarazada de su primer hijo
see also heavily 1
1.2. [animal] → preñado
2. (fig) → elocuente, significativo
a pregnant pauseuna pausa elocuente or significativa
pregnant with sthcargado or preñado de algo

pregnant

[ˈprɛgnənt] adj
[woman] → enceinte adj f; [animal] → pleine adj f, gravide
She's six months pregnant → Elle est enceinte de six mois.
to be pregnant with [+ first child, son, daughter] → être enceinte de
when I was pregnant with Stephen → quand j'étais enceinte de Stephen
Maree was pregnant with their first daughter → Maree était enceinte de leur première fille.
to get pregnant → tomber enceinte
[silence, pause] → lourd(e) de sens
pregnant with sth [threat, consequences] → lourd de qch

pregnant

adj
womanschwanger; animalträchtig, tragend; 3 months pregnantim vierten Monat schwanger; she is pregnant with her first childsie ist zum ersten Mal schwanger; Gill was pregnant by her new boyfriendGill war von ihrem neuen Freund schwanger; to become or get pregnant (woman)schwanger werden
(fig) remark, silence, pausebedeutungsvoll or -schwer or -geladen; pregnant with meaningbedeutungsvoll or -geladen or -schwanger (iro); pregnant with consequencesfolgenschwer

pregnant

[ˈprɛgnənt] adj (woman) → incinta; (animal) → gravida (liter) (remark, pause) → significativo/a
3 months pregnant → incinta di 3 mesi
pregnant with meaning (liter) → pregno/a di significato

pregnant

(ˈpregnənt) adjective
carrying unborn young in the womb.
ˈpregnancy (plural ˈpregnancies) noun

pregnant

حُبْلَى těhotná gravid schwanger έγκυος embarazada raskaana enceinte trudna incinta 妊娠した 임신하고 있는 zwanger gravid w ciąży grávida беременная gravid ตั้งครรภ์ gebe có thai 怀孕的

preg·nant

a. embarazada, encinta, en estado de gestación; grávida.

pregnant

adj embarazada, encinta (fam); You are three months pregnant.. Ud. tiene tres meses de embarazo; to get o become — embarazarse, quedarse embarazada
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He was like a pregnant woman, only that the thing inside him was not a baby but a youth.
No multitude of words could have been more significant than those moments of silence, or more pregnant with the first-felt throbbings of desire.
The words of Gamut were, as has been seen, in his native tongue; and to Duncan they seem pregnant with some hidden meaning, though nothing present assisted him in discovering the object of their allusion.
The angel bade the pregnant Hagar return to her mistress Sarai, even though Sarai had dealt harshly with her.
Having reached that conclusion -- pregnant with coming assaults on the weakly-fortified discretion of poor Mrs.
By this pregnant speech the farrier had re-established his self-complacency, and waited with confidence to hear himself named as one of the superlatively sensible men.
Though both were hardened and inflexible villains, the sight of the captive maiden, as well as her excelling beauty, at first appeared to stagger them; but an expressive glance from the Preceptor of Templestowe restored them to their dogged composure; and they delivered, with a precision which would have seemed suspicious to more impartial judges, circumstances either altogether fictitious or trivial, and natural in themselves, but rendered pregnant with suspicion by the exaggerated manner in which they were told, and the sinister commentary which the witnesses added to the facts.
The restriction in question amounts to what lawyers call a NEGATIVE PREGNANT that is, a NEGATION of one thing, and an AFFIRMANCE of another; a negation of the authority of the States to impose taxes on imports and exports, and an affirmance of their authority to impose them on all other articles.
Sense, perception, judgment, desire, volition, memory, imagination, are found to be separated by such delicate shades and minute gradations that their boundaries have eluded the most subtle investigations, and remain a pregnant source of ingenious disquisition and controversy.
At this spot, so pregnant with fond and filial remembrances, his heart beat almost to bursting, his knees tottered under him, a mist floated over his sight, and had he not clung for support to one of the trees, he would inevitably have fallen to the ground and been crushed beneath the many vehicles continually passing there.
Presently there was a stillness, pregnant with meaning.
Her smile, too, was of so winning and gentle a nature, as to announce a disposition pregnant with all the affections.

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