What does prevailing mean?

Definitions for prevailingprɪˈveɪ lɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife(adj)

    most frequent or common

    "prevailing winds"

Wiktionary

  1. prevailing(Adjective)

    Predominant; of greatest force.

    The prevailing opinion was for additional planning time.

  2. prevailing(Adjective)

    Prevalent, common, widespread.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prevailing

    of Prevail

  2. Prevailing(adj)

    having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive

  3. Prevailing(adj)

    predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prevailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prevailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mike Petters:

    Cooler heads have a way of prevailing on something like this.

  2. Kerry Thornley:

    What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.

  3. Gary Cohn:

    We are in currency wars, the prevailing view is that the easy way to stimulate economic growth is to have a low currency.

  4. Plutarch:

    Perseverance is more prevailing than violence and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

  5. Bill Vaughan:

    If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.

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