What does prosperous mean?

Definitions for prosperous
ˈprɒs pər əspros·per·ous

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do(adj)

    in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

    "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community"

  2. booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving(adj)

    very lively and profitable

    "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids"

  3. golden, halcyon, prosperous(adj)

    marked by peace and prosperity

    "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"

  4. golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous(adj)

    presaging or likely to bring good luck

    "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"


  1. prosperous(Adjective)

    characterized by success

    Trading Babe Ruth was far more prosperous for the Yankees than for the Red Sox.

    Etymology: prosperer, from prosperare, to cause to succeed, from prosperus, favorable, from Old Latin pro spere, according to expectation, from pro, for, and spes, hope

  2. prosperous(Adjective)

    well off; affluent

    He was raised in a very prosperous household.

    Etymology: prosperer, from prosperare, to cause to succeed, from prosperus, favorable, from Old Latin pro spere, according to expectation, from pro, for, and spes, hope

  3. prosperous(Adjective)


    He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.

    Etymology: prosperer, from prosperare, to cause to succeed, from prosperus, favorable, from Old Latin pro spere, according to expectation, from pro, for, and spes, hope

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prosperous(adj)

    tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful

  2. Prosperous(adj)

    being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful; as, a prosperous voyage; a prosperous undertaking; a prosperous man or nation


  1. Prosperous

    Prosperous is the second album by Irish folk musician Christy Moore, released in 1972. His first album, Paddy On The Road was recorded by Dominic Behan in 1969 and has long been out of print. In addition to Moore's guitar and voice, Prosperous featured musicians Andy Irvine, Liam Óg O'Flynn, and Donal Lunny. These four musicians later gave themselves the name, Planxty, making this album something of the first Planxty album in all but name. Other musicians included Kevin Conneff on bodhrán, Clive Collins on fiddle, and Dave Bland on concertina. The album takes its name from the town of Prosperous, County Kildare, where it was recorded by producer Bill Leader. The majority of the songs on the album are traditional, with the exception of "James Connolly" by established folk singer Patrick Galvin, "Tribute to Woody" by Bob Dylan, "The Ludlow Massacre", by Guthrie, "A Letter to Syracuse" by English folksingers Dave Cartwright and Bill Caddick, and "I Wish I Was In England", an early composition by Moore, who would go on to establish himself as a significant songwriter of Irish music. The album opens with a medley of the traditional song "The Raggle Taggle Gipsies" and the harp tune "Tabhair dom do Lámh", which would be the opening track of Planxty's self-titled album released the following year.

Editors Contribution

  1. prosperous

    To be healthy, to have love, our human rights, a house to live in, be active, able to work and provide for a person or family, to have the freedom to choose and have what we choose in order of priority of optimum health, human rights, right to life, a balanced and moderate income, wealth and resources and to live a life with world peace for all with fairness and justness throughout societies and the world.

    To be prosperous is a blessing.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosperous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosperous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of prosperous in a Sentence

  1. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Once again prosperous and successful crime goes by the name of virtue; good men obey the bad, might is right and fear oppresses law.

  2. John Polga-Hecimovich:

    Venezuela has gone from being one of the most prosperous countries in the hemisphere to one where people are crossing the border to sell their hair.

  3. Stuart Rose:

    We'll win by a substantial margin, britain's stronger, Britain's more secure, Britain will be more prosperous if we stay in Europe.

  4. Mitt Romney:

    If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, I believe that the prospects for a safe and prosperous future would be greatly diminished, and I'm convinced Donald Trump would lose to Hillary Clinton.

  5. Bill Norris:

    In tennis we say there is no off weeks but you really have to get some balance in your life to recover mentally as well as physically, the players that schedules themselves right, don’t burn themselves out and can have a long and prosperous career.

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  • مزدهرArabic
  • pròsperCatalan, Valencian
  • blühend, reich, erfolgreich, wohlhabend, florierend, günstigGerman
  • rico, prósperoSpanish
  • vauras, onnekas, menestyväFinnish
  • riche, réussissant, prospère, florissant, favorableFrench
  • समृद्धHindi
  • sikeres, jómódúHungarian
  • MakmurIndonesian
  • prosperoItalian
  • משגשגHebrew
  • 繁栄, 順調Japanese
  • cunctis prospere agens:Latin
  • houkuraMāori
  • gelukkig, succesvol, welvarend, welgesteld, geslaagd, voorspoedigDutch
  • velståendeNorwegian
  • prósperoPortuguese
  • бога́тый, зажи́точный, уда́чливый, благоприя́тный, процвета́ющий, успе́шный, преуспева́ющий, обеспе́ченный, состоя́тельный, благополу́чныйRussian
  • dobrostojan, dobrostojnaSerbo-Croatian
  • välmåendeSwedish
  • 繁荣Chinese

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