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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 u2014 applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.

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

  2. prolificadjective

    Similarly producing results or works in abundance

    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

    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. Prolificadjective

    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. Prolificadjective

    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. Stephen Green:

    It's our view that that's not the most cost efficient ... way to see resources developed across a large, prolific basin like the Carnarvon.

  2. Rachael Denhollander:

    There has still been a complete refusal to recognize that Dean Strampel’s response to, and attitude towards, sexual assault victims, myself included, was abhorrent, his words and actions created a culture where victims were disbelieved, silenced and mocked, and one of the most prolific pedophiles in U.S. history was able to victimize little girls with impunity.

  3. 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.

  4. Varun Jewalikar and Nishant Verma:

    The aim is to compare the vocabulary size of these musicians, some of them have released a lot more songs than the others because of the sheer longevity of their career and how prolific they are.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    There are two effective ways to be a prolific public speaker. One is to think others are fools as most politicians do and the other is to think oneself not appearing fool even when one is as some do.

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