Complete Definition of "gravid"

English

Etymology
From L. gravidus âladen, pregnantâ, from gravis âheavyâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'gɹævɪd/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. pregnant|Pregnant; now used chiefly of animals, or metaphorically.

#*1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
#*:The gravest problems of obstetrics and forensic medicine were examined with as much animation as the most popular beliefs on the state of pregnancy such as the forbidding to a gravid woman to step over a country stile lest, by her movement, the navelcord should strangle her creature
#*2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
#*:One slender hand was raised in a graceful gesture gravid with meaning.
#*2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 568:
#*:The minute she'd settled into the seat next to him, her billowing widow's rig had got redisposed to reveal her neatly gravid waistline, at which, now, he nodded.

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