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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life;

2. rich in significance or implication;
- Example: "a meaning look"
[syn: meaning(a), pregnant, significant]

3. filled with or attended with;
- Example: "words fraught with meaning"
- Example: "an incident fraught with danger"
- Example: "a silence pregnant with suspense"
[syn: fraught(p), pregnant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pregnant \Preg"nant\, a. [F. prenant taking. Cf. Pregnable.] Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt. [Obs.] " Pregnant to good pity." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pregnant \Preg"nant\, a. [L. praegnans, -antis; prae before + genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. pr['e]gnant. See Gender, 2d Kin.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth. [1913 Webster] 2. Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies. " A pregnant argument." --Prynne. " A pregnant brevity." --E. Everett. [1913 Webster] 3. Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth. [Obs.] --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] Wherein the pregnant enemy does much. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Pregnant construction (Rhet.), one in which more is implied than is said; as, the beasts trembled forth from their dens, that is, came forth trembling with fright. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pregnant \Preg"nant\, n. A pregnant woman. [R.] --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pregnant 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" [syn: meaning(a), pregnant, significant] 3: filled with or attended with; "words fraught with meaning"; "an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant with suspense" [syn: fraught(p), pregnant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

170 Moby Thesaurus words for "pregnant": abecedarian, aboriginal, abounding, abundant, allegorical, antenatal, anticipating, associational, autochthonous, basal, basic, beginning, big, big with child, big-laden, blooming, bountiful, breeding, budding, bursting, bursting out, carrying, carrying a fetus, central, charged, climacteric, conceptive, conceptual, connotational, connotative, consequential, copious, creative, critical, crucial, decisive, definable, denotational, denotative, elemental, elementary, eloquent, embryonic, emergent, esemplastic, exigent, expectant, expecting, expressive, extended, extensional, exuberant, facund, fecund, fertile, fetal, figurative, flourishing, formative, foundational, fraught, fructiferous, fruitful, full of meaning, full of point, full of substance, fundamental, generative, generous, genetic, germinal, gestating, gestatory, gone, gravid, great, heavy, heavy with child, ideational, ideative, imaginative, important, in embryo, in its infancy, in ovo, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, indicative, infant, infantile, ingenious, initial, initiative, initiatory, inspired, intelligible, intensional, interpretable, introductory, inventive, kairotic, knocked up, loaded, lush, luxuriant, meaning, meaningful, meaty, metaphorical, momentous, nascent, natal, notional, original, originative, parturient, pithy, pivotal, plenteous, plentiful, pointed, postnatal, preggers, prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, primordial, pristine, procreative, productive, proliferous, prolific, protogenic, radical, readable, referential, replete, rich, rudimental, rudimentary, seminal, sententious, shaping, significant, significative, substantial, suggestive, superabundant, superfetate, superimpregnated, swarming, symbolic, teeming, thriving, transferred, uberous, up the spout, ur, visioned, weighty, with child
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PREGNANT, pleading. A fulness in the pleadings which admits or involves a matter which is favorable to the opposite party. 2. It is either an affirmative pregnant, or negative pregnant. See Affirmative pregnant; Negative pregnant.