What does prosperous mean?

Definitions for prosperous
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"


  1. prosperousadjective

    characterized by success

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

  2. prosperousadjective

    well off; affluent

    He was raised in a very prosperous household.

  3. prosperousadjective


    He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.

  4. 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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prosperousadjective

    Successful; fortunate.

    Etymology: prosperus, Lat.

    Your good advice, which still hath been both grave
    And prosper us. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Either state to bear prosperous or adverse. John Milton.

    May he find
    A happy passage, and a prosp’rous wind. John Denham.


  1. prosperous

    Prosperous is a term used to describe a state or condition of being successful, thriving, or flourishing, usually in terms of wealth, economic stability, or overall well-being. It can also refer to a situation, period, or place that is characterized by abundance, growth, or positive outcomes.

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


  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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  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. Premier Li:

    China, now and in the future, supports European integration and welcomes a united, stable, open and prosperous Europe and a strong euro.

  2. 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.

  3. Robert Piper:

    In the media, in the NGO community, and even in the Defence Ministry, you'll find plenty of thoughtful Israelis that will recognize that, firstly, the current trajectory is threatening for Israel's security and that a stable and prosperous Gaza... is also good for Israeli security.

  4. Edoardo Siani:

    By showing the horoscope, you're really showing to those who can read it that this is a legitimate king and this will be a prosperous reign.

  5. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

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

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  • مزدهرArabic
  • pròsperCatalan, Valencian
  • florierend, günstig, wohlhabend, blühend, erfolgreich, reichGerman
  • próspero, ricoSpanish
  • vauras, menestyvä, onnekasFinnish
  • réussissant, prospère, favorable, riche, florissantFrench
  • समृद्धHindi
  • sikeres, jómódúHungarian
  • MakmurIndonesian
  • prosperoItalian
  • משגשגHebrew
  • 繁栄, 順調Japanese
  • cunctis prospere agens:Latin
  • houkuraMāori
  • welvarend, voorspoedig, geslaagd, gelukkig, succesvol, welgesteldDutch
  • velståendeNorwegian
  • prósperoPortuguese
  • бога́тый, благополу́чный, состоя́тельный, обеспе́ченный, преуспева́ющий, успе́шный, процвета́ющий, благоприя́тный, уда́чливый, зажи́точныйRussian
  • dobrostojna, dobrostojanSerbo-Croatian
  • välmåendeSwedish
  • 繁荣Chinese

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