Definitions for prolificprəˈlɪf ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fecund, fertile, prolific(adj)

    intellectually productive

    "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"

  2. prolific, fertile(adj)

    bearing in abundance especially offspring

    "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"

Wiktionary

  1. prolific(Adjective)

    Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance u2014 applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.

  2. prolific(Adjective)

    Similarly producing results or works in abundance

  3. Origin: 1640-1650: from prolifique, from proles and facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolific(adj)

    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

  2. Prolific(adj)

    serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil

  3. Prolific(adj)

    proliferous

  4. 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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

  2. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

  3. Heywood Broun:

    The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.

  4. Ramayana:

    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.

  5. Will Rogers:

    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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