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  2  definitions  found 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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"  [syn:  {comfortable},  {easy}, 
  {well-fixed},  {well-heeled},  {well-off},  {well-situated}, 
  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"  [syn:  {booming},  {flourishing}, 
  {palmy},  {prospering},  {roaring},  {thriving}] 
  3:  marked  by  peace  and  prosperity;  "a  golden  era";  "the  halcyon 
  days  of  the  clipper  trade"  [syn:  {golden},  {halcyon}] 
  4:  tending  to  favor  or  bring  good  luck;  "miracles  are 
  auspicious  accidents";  "encouraging  omens";  "a  favorable 
  time  to  ask  for  a  raise";  "lucky  stars";  "a  prosperous 
  moment  to  make  a  decision"  [syn:  {auspicious},  {encouraging}, 
  {favorable},  {favourable},  {lucky}] 

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