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enceinte definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" [syn: big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, heavy, with child]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *incenta, alteration of Latin incient-, inciens being with young, modification of Greek enkyos pregnant, from en- + kyein to be pregnant more at cyme Date: 1602 pregnant 4 II. noun Etymology: French, from Old French, enclosing wall, from enceindre to surround, from Latin incingere, from in- + cingere to gird more at cincture Date: circa 1708 a line of fortification enclosing a castle or town; also the area so enclosed

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. an enclosure, esp. in fortification. --adj. archaic pregnant. Etymology: F, ult. f. L cingere cinct- gird: see CINCTURE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Enceinte En`ceinte", n. [F., fr. enceindre to gird about, surround, L. incingere; in (intens). + cingere to gird. See Cincture.] 1. (Fort.) The line of works which forms the main inclosure of a fortress or place; -- called also body of the place. 2. The area or town inclosed by a line of fortification. The suburbs are not unfrequently larger than their enceinte. --S. W. Williams.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Enceinte En`ceinte", a. [F., fr. L. in not + cinctus, p. p. of cingere to gird about.] Pregnant; with child.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. [Fr.] Pregnant, with child, in the family way.



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