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
So are infants whose mothers smoked while pregnant or are exposed to cigarette smoke in the home.
A pregnant rape suspect who signed up for Medicaid and listed a 14-year-old boy as the father of her child is asking a judge to grant youthful offender status.
Males often chased, bit, struck, and scratched fertile females (easily distinguished by their bright red, swollen hindquarters), but not pregnant or lactating females.
With pregnant Serena Williams on hiatus, the women’s Wimbledon title is up for grabs.
Most Medicaid enrollees are children, pregnant women and non-elderly adults.
Lyles, a 30-year-old pregnant mother of four was shot when the police were responding to her call of a burglary.
Dorsey drafted Tyreek Hill, who admitted to domestic abuse of his then-pregnant girlfriend while in college.
The draconian cuts to Medicaid will put lives at risk — including low-income pregnant women, children and older adults.
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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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