|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|—vb (when intr, |
|1.||to have an idea (of); imagine; think|
|2.||(tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to hold as an opinion; believe|
|3.||(tr) to develop or form, esp in the mind: she conceived a passion for music|
|4.||to become pregnant with (young)|
|5.||rare (tr) to express in words|
|[C13: from Old French conceivre, from Latin concipere to take in, from capere to take]|
conceive con·ceive (kən-sēv')
v. con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing, con·ceives
To become pregnant.
To apprehend mentally; to understand.