preg·nant /ˈprɛgnənt/ 形容詞
1. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.
2. Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies. “ A pregnant argument.” --Prynne. “ A pregnant brevity.”
3. Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth. [Obs.]
Wherein the pregnant enemy does much. --Shak.
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.
Preg·nant, n. A pregnant woman. [R.]
Preg·nant, a. Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt. [Obs.] “ Pregnant to good pity.”
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";
"pregnant with meaning" [syn: meaning(a), significant]
3: filled with or attended with; "words fraught with meaning";
"an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant
with suspense" [syn: fraught(p)]