Definition of pregnant
1 archaic : cogent
2 : abounding in fancy, wit, or resourcefulness : inventive all this has been said … by great and pregnant artists — The Times Literary Supplement (London)
3 : rich in significance or implication the pregnant phrases of the Bible — Edmund Wilson a pregnant pause
4 : containing a developing embryo, fetus, or unborn offspring within the body : gravid
5 : having possibilities of development or consequence : involving important issues : momentous draw inspiration from the heroic achievements of that pregnant age — Kemp Malone
Examples of pregnant in a Sentence
She got pregnant soon after her marriage.
There was a pregnant pause before the winner was announced.
Recent Examples of pregnant from the Web
Doctors there have canceled vacations; pregnant women close to their due dates are being told to leave to avoid getting stuck, according to local reports.
The report notes that about three-quarters of pregnant women with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, now have access to medicines to prevent them from passing it to their babies.
In this ghoulish massacre, witnesses reported crushed babies, disembowelled pregnant women and the burning of entire families.
Head Start and Early Head Start are geared to low-income children and families, and serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families.
The male suspect, who was later identified as Raybon, threw the injured pregnant female in the creek.
Patients with suicidal thoughts, dementia, psychosis and late-stage AIDS were not eligible to participate, nor were pregnant and postpartum women.
His wife, the documentary filmmaker and activist Yasmine Johnson, runs the Alliance of Moms, a nonprofit focused on serving pregnant and parenting teens in L.A.’s overwhelmed foster care system.
So are infants whose mothers smoked while pregnant or are exposed to cigarette smoke in the home.
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PREGNANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pregnant for English Language Learners
of a woman or female animal : having a baby or babies developing inside the body
: filled with meaning or emotion because of what is going to happen or be said
PREGNANT Defined for Kids
Definition of pregnant for Students
1 : carrying one or more unborn offspring in the body
2 : full of meaning There was a pregnant pause before the announcement.
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