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prosperity

[pro-sper-i-tee]
noun, plural pros·per·i·ties.
  1. a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.
  2. prosperities, prosperous circumstances, characterized by financial success or good fortune.
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Origin of prosperity

1175–1225; Middle English prosperite < Old French < Latin prosperitās. See prosperous, -ity
Related formsnon·pros·per·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for prosperities

wealth, success, accomplishment, riches, expansion, benefit, growth, well-being, boom, interest, welfare, inflation, abundance, do, good, fortune, advantage, ease, arrival, increase

Examples from the Web for prosperities

Historical Examples of prosperities

  • The Ashṭalakshmîs—the Eight Prosperities—entered the town that night and went house by house into every street.

    Tales of the Sun

    Mrs. Howard Kingscote

  • When the morning dawned, the Prosperities had already taken up a permanent abode with the family.

    Tales of the Sun

    Mrs. Howard Kingscote


British Dictionary definitions for prosperities

prosperity

noun
  1. the condition of prospering; success or wealth
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Word Origin and History for prosperities

prosperity

n.

c.1200, from Old French prosprete (12c., Modern French prospérité) and directly from Latin prosperitatem (nominative prosperitas) "good fortune," from prosperus (see prosper).

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