Meaning of pregnant


Pronunciation: (preg'nunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having a child or other offspring developing in the body; with child or young, as a woman or female mammal.
  2. fraught, filled, or abounding (usually fol. by with): a silence pregnant with suspense.
  3. teeming or fertile; rich (often fol. by in): a mind pregnant in ideas.
  4. full of meaning; highly significant: a pregnant utterance.
  5. of great importance or potential; momentous: a pregnant moment in the history of the world.


Pronunciation: (preg'nunt), [key]
— adj. Archaic.
  1. convincing; cogent: a pregnant argument.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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