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prəˈlɪf ɪkpro·lif·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fecund, fertile, prolificadjective

    intellectually productive

    "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"

  2. prolific, fertileadjective

    bearing in abundance especially offspring

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

Wiktionary

  1. prolificadjective

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

  2. prolificadjective

    Similarly producing results or works in abundance

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolificadjective

    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

  2. Prolificadjective

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

  3. Prolificadjective

    proliferous

  4. 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. National Weather Service:

    These kind of prolific rainfalls are not unprecedented, but this is definitely one for the history books, we have had numerous reports of road closures. We have had roads washed out, sink holes forming.

  3. Craig Friebolin:

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

  4. Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood:

    When you look at this kid's background, he is the profile of a shooter, he lost his job, he lost his girlfriend, he's depressed, he's got the ammunition and he wants to become known for being the most prolific killer in American history.

  5. Polk County:

    I’m mad at everyone who turns murderers out early, turns criminals out early, i am over hearing people say, ‘Oh, we keep people housed too long.’ If you don’t keep prolific criminals and murderers locked up, they’re going to go back in the neighborhood and murder and victimize innocent people, whether it's in New Jersey, Florida, or any other state.

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