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Meaning of ENCEINTE

Pronunciation:  en'seynt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
 

ENCEINTE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: big(p), expectant, gravid, great(p), heavy(p), large(p), pregnant, with child(p)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \En`ceinte"\, a. [F., fr. L. in not + cinctus, p. p. of
    cingere to gird about.]
    Pregnant; with child.
    
    
 

 

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