What does prosperous mean?

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ˈprɒs pər əspros·per·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-doadjective

    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, thrivingadjective

    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, prosperousadjective

    marked by peace and prosperity

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

  4. golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperousadjective

    presaging or likely to bring good luck

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

Wiktionary

  1. prosperousadjective

    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. prosperousadjective

    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. prosperousadjective

    favorable

    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. Prosperousadjective

    tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful

  2. Prosperousadjective

    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

Freebase

  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

    Be healthy, to have love, our human rights, a house to reside 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 living 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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Numerology

  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. Kim Jong:

    I make it clear once again that it is my unwavering determination to turn the North-South ties into those of durable and lasting reconciliation and cooperation by holding hands with the south Korean authorities and to write a new history of the nation, peaceful and co-prosperous.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I do believe that both Canada and the United States can become even richer, more prosperous, but also more environmentally sustainable by having a broad engagement over energy and climate and not focusing everything on this one decision.

  3. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

    We want to be a friend and partner to a sovereign, prosperous, and stable Iraq.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth ought not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.

  5. Jon Ponder:

    My hope for our great nation is to continue this path we are on of being the most prosperous country in the world.

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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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