Prosperity Pros*per"i*ty, n. [F. prosp['e]rit['e], L. prosperitas. See {Prosperous}.] 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; as, commercial prosperity; national prosperity. [1913 Webster]

Now prosperity begins to mellow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Prosperities can only be enjoyed by them who fear not at all to lose them. -- Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Prosperousness; thrift; weal; welfare; well being; happiness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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