having a child or other offspring developing in the body; with child or young, as a woman or female mammal.
fraught, filled, or abounding (usually followed by with): a silence pregnant with suspense.
teeming or fertile; rich (often followed by in): a mind pregnant in ideas.
full of meaning; highly significant: a pregnant utterance.
of great importance or potential; momentous: a pregnant moment in the history of the world.
- preg·nant·ly, adverb
- preg·nant·ness, noun
Other definitions for pregnant (2 of 2)
convincing; cogent: a pregnant argument.
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How to use pregnant in a sentence
The next year, she created her first hypnobirthing program for her pregnant daughter, Maura.Marie Mongan, champion of hypnobirthing, dies at 86 | Olesia Plokhii | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
She was 16 when she found out she was pregnant after having sex for the first time.For a mother forced to give up her child, decades of grief, shame and secrets | Ellen McCarthy | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Just in the past few days, the WHO has flip-flopped between not recommending pregnant people get the vaccine to fully supporting them in receiving the inoculation.Pregnant people can—and should—get vaccinated against COVID-19 | Sara Kiley Watson | February 3, 2021 | Popular-Science
To boot, a survey of 20,000 mothers and pregnant women in June last year by the advocacy group pregnant Then Screwed highlighted that 15% were made or being made redundant, with 46% of those naming lack of childcare as a factor.‘It’s possible if done right’: Pandemic accelerates demand for flexible senior roles | Jessica Davies | February 3, 2021 | Digiday
However, the pandemic, with its increased risks to pregnant women, seems poised to derail these trends.What “baby bust”? New and soon-to-be parents on choosing to have kids in dark times | Chris Chafin | February 1, 2021 | Vox
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion | Nina Strochlic | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was pregnant, uncomfortably so, for the first time and with twins, due the following March.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003 | Vicky Ward | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Helicopters lifted pregnant women and children to safety first.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He beat me every day, even when I was seven months pregnant.
A dark minivan quickly fills with pregnant women and those carrying infants.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And this fact seemed pregnant with evidence as to Gordon's state of mind; it did not appear to simplify the situation.Confidence | Henry James
The situation was too pregnant with tragedy for him to run away and leave the pair to deal with it as best they could.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Abraham, who was fond of travelling, went into the horrible desert of Kadesh with his pregnant wife, ever young and ever pretty.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The Trades Union movement is one pregnant with promise for the future.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
Its influence was most positive, and pregnant with good at that critical period between school and manhood.East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for pregnant
carrying a fetus or fetuses within the womb
full of meaning or significance
inventive or imaginative
prolific or fruitful
- pregnantly, adverb
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