Hypertext Webster Gateway: "pregnant"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pregnant \Preg"nant\, a. [L. praegnans, -antis; prae before +
genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. pr['e]gnant. See {Gender},
2d {Kin}.]
1. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great
with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring

2. Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue;
full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant
replies. `` A pregnant argument.'' --Prynne. `` A pregnant

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pregnant \Preg"nant\, n.
A pregnant woman. [R.] --Dunglison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pregnant \Preg"nant\, a. [F. prenant taking. Cf. {Pregnable}.]
Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open;
prompt. [Obs.] `` Pregnant to good pity.'' --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: carrying developing offspring within the body or being about
to produce new life [ant: {nonpregnant}]
2: rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look";
"pregnant with meaning" [syn: {meaning(a)}, {significant}]
3: filled with or attended with; "words fraught with meaning";
"an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant
with suspense" [syn: {fraught(p)}]

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