[ pro-sper-i-tee ]
/ prɒˈspɛr ɪ ti /

noun, plural pros·per·i·ties.

a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.
prosperities, prosperous circumstances, characterized by financial success or good fortune.

Origin of prosperity

1175–1225; Middle English prosperite < Old French < Latin prosperitās. See prosperous, -ity

Related forms

non·pros·per·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for prosperities

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

    Tales of the Sun|Mrs. Howard Kingscote
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for prosperities


/ (prɒˈspɛrɪtɪ) /


the condition of prospering; success or wealth
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