fecund, fertile, prolific(adj)
"a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
bearing in abundance especially offspring
"flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"
Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance u2014 applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
Similarly producing results or works in abundance
Origin: 1640-1650: from prolifique, from proles and facere.
having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; -- usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like
serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil
Origin: [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-al, prō-lif′ik, -al, adj. bringing forth offspring: producing young or fruit: productive: bringing about results: (bot.) applied to a flower from which another is produced.—ns. Prolif′icacy, Prolif′icness.—adv. Prolif′ically.—n. Prolificā′tion, the generation of young animals or plants: (bot.) development of a shoot from an organ normally ultimate. [Fr. prolifique—L. proles (for pro-oles), offspring, facĕre, to make.]
The numerical value of prolific in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of prolific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.
Whate?er the work a man performs, The most effective aid to its completion? The most prolific source of true success? Is energy, without despondency.
The problem is that feral hogs are so prolific that we have to trap 70 percent of the pig population every year just to maintain the population level we have right now.
Noah must have taken into the Ark two taxes, one male and one female. And did they multiply bountifully! Next to guinea pigs, taxes must have been the most prolific animals.
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- prolíficCatalan, Valencian
- produktiv, frugtbarDanish
- produktiv, fruchtbarGerman
- tuottoisa, tuottelias, satoisa, hedelmällinenFinnish
- prolifique, fécondFrench
- torthúil, bisiúilIrish
- vruchtbaar, productiefDutch
- урожа́йный, плодоно́сный, оби́льный, плодови́тый, продукти́вныйRussian
- mahsûldar, yediveren, doğurgan, verimli, bereketli, velüt, üretken, münbitTurkish
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