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big (pregnant)

Definition:

in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Usage:

predicate

Comparative:

bigger

Superlative:

biggest

Similar to:

pregnant

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

enceinte | expectant | gravid | great [predicate] | heavy [predicate] | large [predicate] | with child [predicate]

Etymology:

northern England dialect, "powerful, strong", of unknown origin, possibly from a...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of big...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

with child

another term for "pregnant", [sense-specific] (5 of 467 words, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/with-child

Merriam-Webster:

child [often attributive] | children [plural] | with child | bambino [Scottish] | chick [Scottish] | kid [Scottish] | moppet [Scottish] | squirt [Scottish] | youngling [Scottish] | ...

an unborn or recently born person ; [dialect] a female infant | a young person especially between infancy and youth ; a childlike or childish person ; ... (26 of 289 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/child

Wiktionary:

pregnant | pregnants [plural] | Pregnant [informal] | prægnant [archaic, sense-specific] | pregnaunt [obsolete, sense-specific] | expecting [synonym, sense-specific] | expecting a baby [synonym, sense-specific] | expectant [synonym, sense-specific] | gravid [animals only, synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[uncomparable] Carrying developing offspring within the body. | [comparable] Having numerous possibilities or implications. | [poetic] Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.). | [obsolete] Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing;... (27 of 47 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pregnant

Oxford Dictionary:

with child [archaic]

pregnant. | See parent entry "child" (5 of 24 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/with child 1

Cambridge Dictionary:

(great) with child [dated] | great with child | with child

(very) pregnant (2 of 7 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/great-with-child

Wikipedia:

Enceinte

a French term used technically in fortification for the inner ring of fortifications surrounding a town or a concentric castle. Strictly, the term was applied to the continuous line of bastions and curtain walls forming the body of the place, this last... (42 of 401 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Enceinte

American Heritage Dictionary:

enceinte

Carrying an unborn child; pregnant. | An encircling fortification around a fort, castle, or town. | A structure or an area protected by an encircling ... (23 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/enceinte

New World Dictionary:

enceinte

the line of works enclosing a fortified place | the space so enclosed | pregnant; with child (15 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/enceinte

Random House Dictionary:

enceinte | enceintes [plural]

pregnant; with child. | "enceinte" : a wall or enclosure, as of a fortified place. | the place enclosed. (17 of 39 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/enceinte

Macmillan British Dictionary:

expectant | expectantly [adverb, related]

feeling excited about something that you think is soon going to happen | [only before noun] an expectant mother or father will soon be a parent of a ... (27 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/expectant

Encarta Dictionary:

enceinte [entry 1, euphemism]

having a child developing in the womb (7 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608268​/definition​.html  [offline]

enceinte [entry 2] | enceintes [plural]

a defensive wall or enclosure | a place protected by a defensive wall or enclosure (14 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608269​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

big

First use: about 1300

Origin: northern England dialect, "powerful, strong", of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (compare Norwegian dialectal bugge "great ... (20 of 107 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=big

New World Dictionary:

big | bigger [comparative] | biggest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English from Germanic *bugja, swollen up, thick ( derives "bug" and Norwegian dialect bugge, big man) from Indo-European base ... (20 of 32 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/big

Collins Dictionary:

big

First use: 13th century

Origin: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian dialect bugge big man | from Old Norse byggja; related to Old English būian to inhabit

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/big

Wiktionary:

big | bigs [plural] | bigged [past tense] | bigging [present participle]

Origin: northern Middle English dialect big, bigge ("powerful, strong"), of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of Old Norse. Compare bugge ("great man").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/big

Oxford Dictionary:

big | bigged [past tense] | bigging [present participle] | bigs [3rd-person singular present] | bigger [comparative] | biggest [superlative] | Big Daddy | big bucks [North American] | big noise [North American] | ...

Origin: Middle English (in the sense "strong, mighty"): of unknown origin | sense-specific: E from elbow

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/big

American Heritage Dictionary:

big | bigger [comparative] | biggest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/big

Merriam-Webster:

big [entry 1, adjective] | bigger [comparative] | biggest [superlative]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect bugge important man

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/big

Audio references

Wiktionary:

big | bigs [plural] | bigged [past tense] | bigging [present participle]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "big"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "big"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/big

Collins Dictionary:

big

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "big"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/big

Macmillan American Dictionary:

big | bigger [comparative] | biggest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "big"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/big

Macmillan British Dictionary:

big | bigger [comparative] | biggest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "big"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/big

Cambridge Dictionary:

big [entry 1] | bigger [comparative] | biggest [superlative]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "big"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "big"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/big 1

the Free Dictionary:

big

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "big"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "big"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "big" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/big

Google Dictionary:

big | bigger [comparative] | biggest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "big"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=big

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

big

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "big" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/big

freedictionary.org:

big

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "big" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=big

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