What does prolific mean?

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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. Craig Friebolin:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Kevin Grant:

    The problem is that feral hogs are so prolific that we have to trap 70 percent of the pig population every year just to maintain the population level we have right now.

  5. Jim Jordan:

    It was almost as though he taught Larry Nasser what he did, doc Strauss was more prolific.

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