Pregnant meaning

prĕg'nənt
Producing results; fruitful.

A pregnant decision.

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Convincing; cogent. Used of an argument or a proof.
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Mentally fertile; prolific of ideas; inventive.
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Productive of results; fruitful.

A pregnant cause.

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Full of meaning, significance, etc.

A pregnant silence.

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Carrying developing offspring within the body.
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Carrying developing offspring within the body.
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A pregnant woman.

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(not comparable) Carrying developing offspring within the body.

I went to the doctor and, guess what, I'm pregnant!

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Filled or fraught; replete.
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Having a profusion of ideas; creative or inventive.
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Having (an) offspring developing in the uterus; that has conceived; with young or with child.
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Filled (with); abounding.
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(comparable) Having numerous possibilities or implications; full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.

A pregnant pause.

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(now poetic) Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.).
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(carrying developing offspring): in trouble.
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Origin of pregnant

  • Middle English probably from Old French preignant present participle of prembre to press from Latin premere per-4 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English from Old French from Latin praegnāns praegnant- variant of praegnās genə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English preignant, from Old French preignant, pregnant, also prenant (compare archaic Modern French prégnant), partly from Old French preindre, priembre (“to press"), from Latin premere (“to press"), and partly from Classical Latin praegnans, variant of praegnas, probably from prae- (“pre-") + gnascÄ« (“to be born").
    From Wiktionary