from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Generally current; widespread.
  • adjective Blowing usually or most frequently from a given direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Predominant; having superior influence or efficiency; controlling; moving.
  • Prevalent; current; general; common.
  • Synonyms Predominant, Ruling, etc. (see prevalent), dominant, preponderating.
  • Received, established, ordinary, usual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive.
  • adjective Predominant; prevalent; most general

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Predominant; of greatest force.
  • adjective Prevalent, common, widespread.
  • verb Present participle of prevail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective most frequent or common


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