with child

adjective
in an advanced stage of pregnancy
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was big with child

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was great with child

Syn:
big, ↑enceinte, ↑expectant, ↑gravid, ↑great, ↑large, ↑heavy
Similar to: ↑pregnant
Derivationally related forms: ↑largeness (for: ↑large), ↑gravidness (for: ↑gravid), ↑gravidity (for: ↑gravid), ↑expect (for: ↑expectant)

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phrasal

she is with child

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with child (archaic or literary)
Pregnant
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Main Entry:child

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formal pregnant

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with child
old-fashioned :pregnant

She found herself with child. [=she discovered that she was pregnant]

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Main Entry:child

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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Look at other dictionaries:

  • with child — (UK) If a woman s with child, she s pregnant …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • with child — ► with child archaic pregnant. Main Entry: ↑child …   English terms dictionary

  • With Child — infobox Book | name = With Child title orig = translator = image caption = author = Laurie R. King illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Kate Martinelli series genre = Novel publisher = Bantam Books… …   Wikipedia

  • with child — Synonyms and related words: anticipating, big with child, big laden, breeding, carrying, carrying a fetus, expecting, gestating, gravid, great, heavy, heavy with child, knocked up, parturient, preggers, pregnant, superfetate, superimpregnated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • with child — {adv. phr.}, {literary} Going to have a baby; pregnant. * /The angel told Mary she was with child./ Compare: IN A FAMILY WAY or IN THE FAMILY WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • with child — {adv. phr.}, {literary} Going to have a baby; pregnant. * /The angel told Mary she was with child./ Compare: IN A FAMILY WAY or IN THE FAMILY WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • with child — adjective Pregnant. I would there were no age between sixteen and three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting …   Wiktionary

  • with\ child — adv. phr. literary Going to have a baby; pregnant. The angel told Mary she was with child. Compare: in a family way or in the family way …   Словарь американских идиом

  • with child — (UK)    If a woman s with child, she s pregnant.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • with child —    pregnant    Standard English, and not just somebody left holding the baby:     Once he had got a girl with child. (G. Greene, 1932) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms


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