Definition for PREG'NANT

PREG'NANT, a. [L. prægnans; supposed to be compounded of præ, before, and geno, Gr. γενναω, to beget; It. pregnante; Sp. preñado.]

  1. Being with young, as a female; breeding; teeming.
  2. Fruitful; fertile; impregnating; as, pregnant streams. – Dryden.
  3. Full of consequence; as, a pregnant instance of infatuation. An egregious and pregnant instance how far virtue surpasses ingenuity. – Woodward.
  4. Easy to admit or receive. I am pregnant to good pity. [Not proper.] – Shak.
  5. Free; kind; ready; witty; apt. [Not proper.] – Shak.
  6. Plain; clear; evident; full. [Not to use.] – Shak.

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