Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pregnable

play
adjective preg·na·ble \ˈpreg-nə-bəl\

Definition of pregnable

  1. :  vulnerable to capture <a pregnable fort>

pregnability play \ˌpreg-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


Origin of pregnable

alteration of Middle English prenable, from Anglo-French — more at impregnable


First Known Use: 14th century


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pregnable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt angry maudlin oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ