What does Prodigal mean?

Definitions for Prodigal
ˈprɒd ɪ gəlProdi·gal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prodigal, profligate, squandereradjective

    a recklessly extravagant consumer

  2. extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthriftadjective

    recklessly wasteful

    "prodigal in their expenditures"

Wiktionary

  1. prodigalnoun

    A prodigal person, a spendthrift.

  2. prodigaladjective

    wastefully extravagant.

  3. prodigaladjective

    someone yielding profusely, lavish

  4. prodigaladjective

    profuse, lavishly abundant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prodigaladjective

    given to extravagant expenditure; expending money or other things without necessity; recklessly or viciously profuse; lavish; wasteful; not frugal or economical; as, a prodigal man; the prodigal son; prodigal giving; prodigal expenses

  2. Prodigalnoun

    one who expends money extravagantly, viciously, or without necessity; one that is profuse or lavish in any expenditure; a waster; a spendthrift

Freebase

  1. Prodigal

    Lex recovers his long-lost brother Lucas and uses him in a ploy to buy out his father's share of the company. But it soon becomes clear that Lucas isn't to be trusted, and Lex soon finds himself ousted from his own company.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prodigal

    prod′i-gal, adj. spending without necessity: wasteful: lavish: profuse.—n. one who throws away without necessity: a waster: a spendthrift.—v.t. Prod′igalise, Prod′igāte, to spend lavishly, waste.—n. Prodigal′ity, state or quality of being prodigal: extravagance: profusion: great liberality.—adv. Prod′igally, wastefully. [Fr.,—L. prodigusprodigĕre, to squander—pro, forth, agĕre, to drive.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prodigal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prodigal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Prodigal in a Sentence

  1. Ulisses Soares:

    Fill your hearts with compassion, run to them, fall on their neck, and kiss them, like the father of the prodigal son did.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    If a man is miser he will certainly have a prodigal son.

  3. Vance Havner:

    If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.

  4. Former President Alfonso Portillo:

    I return as the prodigal son who made a mistake and I recognize it, my dream is to create a democratic front with various sectors and make a proposal to the country.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We have the concept of the prodigal son on Earth. But what if the devil applies the same in heaven. To be forgiven for going against the laws of God.

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(slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
  • A. schlockmeister
  • B. jocularity
  • C. anestrus
  • D. defilement

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