Definitions for prosperousˈprɒs pər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pros•per•ousˈprɒs pər əs(adj.)

  1. having or characterized by good fortune, success, or wealth.

  2. favorable or propitious.

pros′per•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do(adj)

    in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

    "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community"

  2. booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving(adj)

    very lively and profitable

    "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids"

  3. golden, halcyon, prosperous(adj)

    marked by peace and prosperity

    "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"

  4. golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous(adj)

    presaging or likely to bring good luck

    "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prosperous(adjective)ˈprɒs pər əs

    financially successful; = affluent

    a prosperous town in northern Italy

Wiktionary

  1. prosperous(Adjective)

    characterized by success

    Trading Babe Ruth was far more prosperous for the Yankees than for the Red Sox.

  2. prosperous(Adjective)

    well off; affluent

    He was raised in a very prosperous household.

  3. prosperous(Adjective)

    favorable

    He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.

  4. Origin: prosperer, from prosperare, to cause to succeed, from prosperus, favorable, from Old Latin pro spere, according to expectation, from pro, for, and spes, hope

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prosperous(adj)

    tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful

  2. Prosperous(adj)

    being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful; as, a prosperous voyage; a prosperous undertaking; a prosperous man or nation

Freebase

  1. Prosperous

    Prosperous is the second album by Irish folk musician Christy Moore, released in 1972. His first album, Paddy On The Road was recorded by Dominic Behan in 1969 and has long been out of print. In addition to Moore's guitar and voice, Prosperous featured musicians Andy Irvine, Liam Óg O'Flynn, and Donal Lunny. These four musicians later gave themselves the name, Planxty, making this album something of the first Planxty album in all but name. Other musicians included Kevin Conneff on bodhrán, Clive Collins on fiddle, and Dave Bland on concertina. The album takes its name from the town of Prosperous, County Kildare, where it was recorded by producer Bill Leader. The majority of the songs on the album are traditional, with the exception of "James Connolly" by established folk singer Patrick Galvin, "Tribute to Woody" by Bob Dylan, "The Ludlow Massacre", by Guthrie, "A Letter to Syracuse" by English folksingers Dave Cartwright and Bill Caddick, and "I Wish I Was In England", an early composition by Moore, who would go on to establish himself as a significant songwriter of Irish music. The album opens with a medley of the traditional song "The Raggle Taggle Gipsies" and the harp tune "Tabhair dom do Lámh", which would be the opening track of Planxty's self-titled album released the following year.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

prosperous(adjective)

successful, especially in business

a prosperous businessman.

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