What does prodigal mean?

Definitions for prodigal
ˈprɒd ɪ gəlprodi·gal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prodigal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prodigal, profligate, squanderer(adj)

    a recklessly extravagant consumer

  2. extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift(adj)

    recklessly wasteful

    "prodigal in their expenditures"

Wiktionary

  1. prodigal(Noun)

    A prodigal person, a spendthrift.

  2. prodigal(Adjective)

    wastefully extravagant.

  3. prodigal(Adjective)

    someone yielding profusely, lavish

  4. prodigal(Adjective)

    profuse, lavishly abundant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prodigal(adj)

    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. Prodigal(noun)

    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.]

How to pronounce prodigal?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say prodigal in sign language?

  1. prodigal

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Hannah More:

    Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.

  4. 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.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

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

Images & Illustrations of prodigal

  1. prodigalprodigalprodigalprodigalprodigal

Popularity rank by frequency of use

prodigal#10000#43675#100000

Translations for prodigal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for prodigal »

Translation

Find a translation for the prodigal definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these prodigal definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"prodigal." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 13 Jul 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/prodigal>.

Are we missing a good definition for prodigal? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for prodigal:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.