- prevailing westerlies,
- prevailing wind,
Origin of prevalent
Examples from the Web for prevalent
Rape continues to be prevalent worldwide, particularly in areas of conflict and crisis.Time for U.S. to Support Abortion for Rape Victims in Other Countries|Cecile Richards|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sober and muted colors including shades of gray, one described in a local paper as ‘Battleship,’ were prevalent.
Smelters focusing on recycled materials are prevalent in Japan and Europe, according to Duran.Helter Smelter No More: Moving to Conflict Free Minerals|Intel|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although not as prevalent, other people on Twitter shared my sentiment.
But getting to your question about what I was like in the '90s, Kate Moss was so prevalent in the '90s.‘Surviving Jack’ Star Rachael Harris Is No Longer ‘The Bitch'|Kevin Fallon|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The country abounds in reptiles, and the prevalent fishes are of the early kinds, having a cartilaginous structure.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
The belief is prevalent to-day that those two adjectives describe one and the same thing.The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism|A. Leah Underhill
The belief in immortality, also prevalent, though less general, was to them an abomination.The Lords of the Ghostland|Edgar Saltus
The Apocalypse is absolute proof as to how they originated, and that they were prevalent when it was written.The Wave of Scepticism and the Rock of Truth|Matthew Henry Habershon
They do not exist for our guidance, but to mislead us, seems to be the prevalent belief reduced to its naked form.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer
Word Origin for prevalent
early 15c., "having great power or force," from Latin praevalentem (nominative praevalens) "of superior strength; mighty," present participle of praevalere "to be more able" (see prevail). Meaning "extensively existing, in general use" is from 1650s.