Prosperity

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prosperity \Pros*per"i*ty\, noun [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.

Now prosperity begins to mellow. --Shak.

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

Syn: Prosperousness; thrift; weal; welfare; well being; happiness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

prosperity

noun

1: an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment

2: the condition of prospering; having good fortune [syn: {prosperity}, {successfulness}]


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