Definition of “pregnant” - English Dictionary

“pregnant” in British English

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pregnantadjective

uk /ˈpreɡ.nənt/ us /ˈpreɡ.nənt/

pregnant adjective (FEMALE)

B1 (of a woman and some female animals) having a baby or babies developing inside the womb:

She's five and a half months pregnant.
My mother stopped smoking when she became pregnant.
He believes that men who get (= make) young girls pregnant should be severely punished.
My sister is pregnant with twins.

More examples

  • Faintness and morning sickness can be signs that you are pregnant.
  • Heavily pregnant by now, she lowered herself carefully into the chair.
  • Now six months pregnant, Gina's belly had begun to swell.
  • She thought she was pregnant, but it turned out to be a false alarm .
  • I was absolutely enormous when I was pregnant.

(Definition of “pregnant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pregnant” in American English

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pregnantadjective

us /ˈpreɡ·nənt/

pregnant adjective (DEVELOPING YOUNG)

[ not gradable ] (of female mammals) having young developing in the uterus:

She’s seven months pregnant.

pregnant adjective (HAVING MEANING)

filled with meaning that has not been expressed:

There followed a pregnant pause in which each knew what the other was thinking but neither knew what to say.
pregnancy
noun [ C/U ] us /ˈpreɡ·nən·si/

[ U ] She experienced morning sickness during her first months of pregnancy.

(Definition of “pregnant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)