from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having success; flourishing: a prosperous new business.
- adj. Well-to-do; well-off: a prosperous family.
- adj. Propitious; favorable: a prosperous moment to make a decision.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. characterized by success
- adj. well off; affluent
- adj. favorable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.
- adj. Being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making good progress in the pursuit of anything desirable; having continued good fortune; successful; thriving: as, a prosperous trade; a prosperous voyage; a prosperous citizen.
- Favorable; benignant; propitious: as, a prosperous wind.
- Synonyms Successful, etc. (see fortunate), flourishing, well-off, well-to-do.
- Propitious, auspicious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very lively and profitable
- adj. marked by peace and prosperity
- adj. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
- adj. presaging or likely to bring good luck
"I've never seen so much hurt on the street in prosperous Maryland," Ehrlich said.
Even in prosperous times (e.g., the 90s, which were very good to Michigan as a whole) Detroit continued to collape.
Though he does not say so, a haunted country grown prosperous from the export of precision machine tools may have a brighter future than Britain, for all its clear conscience and financial wizardry.
Â Springfield grew up in prosperous Hampstead in North London.
As far as I can tell, the most likely consequence of the incessant droning that taxes are bad, now that the primary goal of destroying public services while reducing the tax burden on the already prosperous is close to attainment, is that all Americans will adopt the Greek attitude towards taxes.
The Privy Council wrote to Henry that they had visited Mary often recently "whoe god be thanked is in prosperous health and convalescence."
Housewives in prosperous areas can select from blushing Georgia peaches, fresh broccoli and plump kiwi, while señoras in less prosperous areas are limited to seasonal domestic fruit, tangerines and melons, and traditional produce like nopales (cactus), green tomatillos and chili peppers.
Even the smaller estimate is sufficiently impressive, but probably, in prosperous times at least, the higher is more nearly correct.
Since a single dentist, however, cannot render adequate service to more than 30 per cent of this number, about 70 per cent of the needed dental services, even in prosperous times, are not rendered at all.
One member of the committee, Dr. Michael M. Davis, finds that, even in prosperous times, 61 per cent of working-class families in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia spend nothing for dental care.
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