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prəˈlɪf ɪkpro·lif·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fecund, fertile, prolific(adj)

    intellectually productive

    "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"

  2. prolific, fertile(adj)

    bearing in abundance especially offspring

    "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"

Wiktionary

  1. prolific(Adjective)

    Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance u2014 applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.

    Etymology: 1640-1650: from prolifique, from proles and facere.

  2. prolific(Adjective)

    Similarly producing results or works in abundance

    Etymology: 1640-1650: from prolifique, from proles and facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolific(adj)

    having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; -- usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like

    Etymology: [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.]

  2. Prolific(adj)

    serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil

    Etymology: [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.]

  3. Prolific(adj)

    proliferous

    Etymology: [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prolific

    -al, prō-lif′ik, -al, adj. bringing forth offspring: producing young or fruit: productive: bringing about results: (bot.) applied to a flower from which another is produced.—ns. Prolif′icacy, Prolif′icness.—adv. Prolif′ically.—n. Prolificā′tion, the generation of young animals or plants: (bot.) development of a shoot from an organ normally ultimate. [Fr. prolifique—L. proles (for pro-oles), offspring, facĕre, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Prolific

    Something that is in abundance. In the context of a living being, prolific means productive or creative.

    Tigers were prolific in this region a few decades ago. He is a prolific writer.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 4, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolific in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prolific in a Sentence

  1. Dean Spanos:

    Simply put, Chargers NFL would not be what Chargers NFL is today without the vision of Barron Hilton, a founding father and charter member of the upstart AFL's sarcastically self-dubbed' Foolish Club,' Barron Hilton was a pioneering leader, risk-taking entrepreneur, prolific philanthropist, devoted family man and, of course, anything but foolish.

  2. Philip Luther:

    The Iranian authorities’ prolific use of corporal punishment, including on children, demonstrates a shocking disregard for basic humanity, they should immediately abolish all forms of such punishment, which in Iran includes amputation and blinding as well as flogging.

  3. Bo Sears:

    I believe southwest Saskatchewan (and) southeast Alberta to be prolific future helium producers.

  4. Craig Friebolin:

    The most prolific teachers of critical thinking in my lifetime are stand-up comedians

  5. Johan Renck:

    I do think that there's reason to believe if you're a prolific artist and going into your late 60s you'd at least start to think about mortality, and when you get older, this applies to me (as well), you think about the things you want to do and how it will be perceived by your children one day. The opposite of the frontal trajectory, there's almost a biographical aspect to it, you know? So maybe you change your thinking.

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