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. [1913 Webster]

A happy passage and a prosperous wind. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

By moderation either state to bear Prosperous or adverse. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Fortunate; successful; flourishing; thriving; favorable; auspicious; lucky. See {Fortunate}. [1913 Webster] -- {Pros"per*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Pros"per*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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