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
For the 10,000th time: Jennifer Aniston is not pregnant.
One of the surgeons from the Jackson Memorial wing of the program, Dr. Mike Ivan, recently made headlines when his team removed an egg-sized tumor from a pregnant woman’s brain, restoring her sight.
And for pregnant women, the mortality rate is 90 percent.
The girl became pregnant at 15, giving birth in 2013.
Another danger is children spreading the virus to pregnant women, who can get anemia from it.
Sanders said Fairbanks also lacks housing for homeless families and for homeless teen girls who are pregnant.
Giant female pandas are typically pregnant for three to six months.
Alexander Laird, a mother and heroin addict who has been at the center of debate over the care and punishment of pregnant addicts, was arrested against last week for failure to appear in court on a felony.
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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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