Associations to the word «Pregnant»


PREGNANT, adjective. (not comparable) Carrying developing offspring within the body.
PREGNANT, adjective. (comparable) Having numerous possibilities or implications; full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.
PREGNANT, adjective. (now poetic) Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.).
PREGNANT, adjective. (obsolete) Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.
PREGNANT, noun. A pregnant woman.
PREGNANT CHAD, noun. (US) a chad that is bulging or pierced but is still attached to the voting ballot at all four corners
PREGNANT CONSTRUCTION, noun. (rhetoric) An utterance in which more is implied than is said, such as "the beasts trembled forth from their dens" (i.e. trembling with fright).
PREGNANT CONSTRUCTIONS, noun. Plural of pregnant construction
PREGNANT PAUSE, noun. A pause that gives the impression that it will be followed by something significant.

Dictionary definition

PREGNANT, adjective. Carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life.
PREGNANT, adjective. Rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look".
PREGNANT, adjective. Filled with or attended with; "words fraught with meaning"; "an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant with suspense".

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