What does prodigy mean?

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ˈprɒd ɪ dʒiprodi·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prodigynoun

    an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration

    "she is a chess prodigy"

  2. omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigynoun

    a sign of something about to happen

    "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

  3. prodigynoun

    an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

    "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"


  1. prodigynoun

    Something from which omens are drawn.

  2. prodigynoun

    An amazing or marvellous thing.

  3. prodigynoun

    A wonderful example of something.

  4. prodigynoun

    An extremely talented person, especially a child.

  5. Etymology: From prodige, from prodigium

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prodigynoun

    Etymology: prodige, Fr. prodigium, Lat.

    Be no more an exhal’d meteor,
    A prodigy of fear, and a portent
    Of broached mischief, to the unborn times. William Shakespeare.

    The party opposite to our settlement, seem to be driven out of all human methods, and are reduced to the poor comfort of prodigies and old women fables. Addison.

    Most of mankind, through their own sluggishness, become nature’s prodigies, not her children. Ben Jonson.

    They would seem prodigies of learning. Spectator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prodigynoun

    something extraordinary, or out of the usual course of nature, from which omens are drawn; a portent; as, eclipses and meteors were anciently deemed prodigies

  2. Prodigynoun

    anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning

  3. Prodigynoun

    a production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal development; a monster


  1. Prodigy

    Albert Johnson, better known by his stage name Prodigy, is an American rapper and one half of the Hip-hop duo Mobb Deep with Havoc. He is the great-great-grandson of the founder of Morehouse College. Prodigy was born with sickle-cell anemia and has suffered from the disease throughout his life.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prodigy

    prod′i-ji, n. a portent: any person or thing that causes great wonder: a wonder: a monster.—adj. Prodig′ious, like a prodigy: astonishing: more than usually large in size or degree: monstrous.—adv. Prodig′iously.—n. Prodig′iousness. [Fr. prodige—L. prodigium, a prophetic sign—pro, before, dicĕre, to say.]

Editors Contribution

  1. prodigy

    a game

    i played prodigy today

    Submitted by justin on August 25, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prodigy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prodigy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of prodigy in a Sentence

  1. Will Rogers:

    I was not a child prodigy, because a child prodigy is a child who knows as much when it is a child as it does when it grows up.

  2. Kristopher Alexander:

    This game is an all-family-at-the-same-time experience for us, and the way it's designed, even my 4-year-old is able to tag along and enjoy the game, prodigy.

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