Definitions

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

  • noun The condition of being prosperous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being prosperous; good fortune in any business or enterprise; success in respect of anything good or desirable: as, agricultural or commercial prosperity; national prosperity.
  • noun Synonyms Good fortune, weal, welfare, well-being. See prosperous.

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

  • noun The state of being prosperous; advance or gain in anything good or desirable; successful progress in any business or enterprise; attainment of the object desired; good fortune; success

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

  • noun The condition of being prosperous, of having good fortune

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

  • noun an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
  • noun the condition of prospering; having good fortune

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Examples

  • We see many levels of society, which reveals that the original patrons who commissioned these works, and who owed their prosperity to the maritime trades, wanted to document every social class that contributed to that ­prosperity. "

    Painting the High Seas

  • Too often the term prosperity gets hijacked to mean nothing more than an elusive state of temporary bliss and positive karma.

    Reposition Yourself

  • Right, the way you personally attain prosperity is not by getting 4.2% annual raises from your current employer but by getting a 30% raise offer from another employer that your current employer must match or lose you.

    Matthew Yglesias » Downward Spiral

  • The small difference between the two is what we call prosperity.

    The Truth About Bain and Jobs

  • The small difference between the two is what we call prosperity.

    The Truth About Bain and Jobs

  • He thinks that the best way to prosperity is to create massive deflation.

    Matthew Yglesias » Is VAT an Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

  • The Palestinians 'best route to prosperity is to join rather than replace Israel's stable system of government and robust economy.

    Letters to the Editor

  • The Palestinians 'best route to prosperity is to join rather than replace Israel's stable system of government and robust economy.

    Letters to the Editor

  • If our prosperity is the main culprit in our epidemic of obesity - and most evidence suggests that it is - then our growing girth isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    Medpundit

  • If our prosperity is the main culprit in our epidemic of obesity - and most evidence suggests that it is - then our growing girth isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    Archive 2003-09-01

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