What does prodigy mean?

Definitions for prodigyˈprɒd ɪ dʒi

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prodigy(noun)

    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, prodigy(noun)

    a sign of something about to happen

    "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

  3. prodigy(noun)

    an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

    "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"


  1. prodigy(Noun)

    Something from which omens are drawn.

  2. prodigy(Noun)

    An amazing or marvellous thing.

  3. prodigy(Noun)

    A wonderful example of something.

  4. prodigy(Noun)

    An extremely talented person, especially a child.

  5. Origin: From prodige, from prodigium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prodigy(noun)

    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. Prodigy(noun)

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

  3. Prodigy(noun)

    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.]

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

Images & Illustrations of prodigy

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Translations for prodigy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • prodigiCatalan, Valencian
  • vidunderDanish
  • Orakel, Hochbegabte, Hochbegabter, Wunder, GenieGerman
  • presagio, auspicio, genio, portento, agüero, fenómeno, prodigio, milagro, augurio, maravilla, niño prodigio, cosa extrañaSpanish
  • ihme, ennusmerkki, ihmelapsi, enne, malliesimerkkiFinnish
  • miracle, génie, présage, prodige, enfant prodige, auspices, merveille, phénomène, augureFrench
  • csoda, csodagyerekHungarian
  • presagio, fenomeno, prodigioItalian
  • 前兆, 驚異, 神童Japanese
  • taniwhaMāori
  • mirakel, wonderDutch
  • vidunderbarnNorwegian
  • вундеркинд, генийRussian
  • underbarn, under, mirakel, underverk, vidunderSwedish
  • ప్రాడిజీTelugu
  • dâhi, kâhin, mucizeTurkish
  • 神童Chinese

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