3. Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth. Wherein the pregnant enemy does much. (Shak) Pregnant construction, one in which more is implied than is said; as, the beasts trembled forth from their dens, that is, came forth trembling with fright.
Origin: L. Praegnans, -antis; prae = before _ genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. Pregnant. See Gender, 2d Kin.
A pregnant woman.