verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of prosper
Examples from the Web for prosper
Back then, Prosper and the others may not have been saying in public, “Oh, my God, this is wrong.”
Prosper smoked and stood there looking, now at her, now at the fire.
Raoul did not speak of Prosper; and if one mentioned his name, Raoul shut his mouth and made no answer.The Ruling Passion|Henry van Dyke
Prosper Mrime called Albis screen a splendid folly before which one is ashamed to be wise.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
So we determined, like Dee and Prosper le Gai, to "bide our time."At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
Prosper remained thoughtful for a while, his head thrown back a little, looking at her through his eyelashes.
British Dictionary definitions for prosper
Word Origin for prosper
Word Origin and History for prosper
mid-14c., from Old French prosperer (14c.) and directly from Latin prosperare "cause to succeed, render happy," from prosperus "favorable, fortunate, prosperous," perhaps literally "agreeable to one's wishes," from Old Latin pro spere "according to expectation," from pro "for" + ablative of spes "hope," from PIE root *spe- "to flourish, succeed, thrive, prosper" (see speed (n.)).