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English Dictionary: prosperous by the DICT Development Group
2 results for prosperous
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
prosperous
adj
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving
  3. marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"
    Synonym(s): golden, halcyon, prosperous
  4. presaging or likely to bring good luck; "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
    Synonym(s): golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Prosperous \Pros"per*ous\, a. [L. prosperus or prosper,
      originally, answering to hope; pro according to + the root of
      sperare to hope. See {Despair}.]
      1. Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.
  
                     A happy passage and a prosperous wind. --Denham.
  
      2. 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.
  
                     By moderation either state to bear Prosperous or
                     adverse.                                             --Milton.
  
      Syn: Fortunate; successful; flourishing; thriving; favorable;
               auspicious; lucky. See {Fortunate}. --
               {Pros"per*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Pros"per*ous*ness}, n.
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