Thursday, November 20, 2008

Word of the Day

gravid\GRAV-id\adj. 1: pregnant 2: distended with or full of eggs

Example Sentence: The film is about the world of mixed martial arts, a subject gravid with possibilities.

Did you know? "Gravid" comes from Latin "gravis," meaning "heavy." It can refer to a female who is literally pregnant, and it also has the figurative meanings of "pregnant": "full or teeming" and "meaningful." Thus, a writer may be gravid with ideas as she sits down to write; a cloud may be gravid with rain; or a speaker may make a gravid pause before announcing his remarkable findings.

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