- having or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful: a prosperous business.
- well-to-do or well-off: a prosperous family.
- favorable or propitious.
Origin of prosperous
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin prosperus
SynonymsSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsbooming, comfortable, well-to-do, well-heeled, well-off, affluent, rich, wealthy, robust, fortunate, flourishing, profitable, bright, happy, blooming, easy, halcyon, lucky, moneyed, opulent
Examples from the Web for prosperous
At Prosperous the barracks were burnt, and nearly all the soldiers killed.A History of England, Period III.
Rev. J. Franck Bright
Prosperous or wretched, her destiny henceforth was linked with another.Other People's Money
Protestants remembered the foul play at Prosperous; the rebels swore to avenge the treachery at the Curragh.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
Prosperous communities sprang up in eastern Oregon and Washington.
Now concerning the city toronto this city is Beautiful and Prosperous Levele city.The Underground Railroad
- flourishing; prospering
- rich; affluent; wealthy
- favourable or promising
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for prosperous
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper