- pregnant; with child.
Origin of enceinte1
- a wall or enclosure, as of a fortified place.
- the place enclosed.
Origin of enceinte2
Examples from the Web for enceinte
This caponnière is on a lower level than the enceinte of the place.The Life of Gordon, Volume I
Demetrius Charles Boulger
There are many signs of that result—not least that your sister is enceinte.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Girl or wife, I don't know which; but I can swear she was enceinte.Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X)
Charles Paul de Kock
Portions of the wall of enceinte are to be found upon the south and east.British Castles
Charles H. Ashdown
She discovered that she was enceinte and joyfully informed Julien of the fact.The Red and the Black
- another word for pregnant
- a boundary wall enclosing a defended area
- the area enclosed
Word Origin and History for enceinte
c.1600, insente, from French enceinte "pregnant" (12c.), from Late Latin incincta (source of Italian incinta), usually explained as "ungirt," from Latin in-, privative prefix (see in- (1)), + cincta, fem. of cinctus, past participle of cingere "to gird" (see cinch). Modern form is 18c., perhaps a reborrowing from French.