Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Prosperity (Page: 1151)

Pros*per"i*ty (?), n. [F. prospérité, L. prosperitas. See Prosperous.] The state of being prosperous; advance or gain in anything good or desirable; successful progress in any business or enterprise; attainment of the object desired; good fortune; success; as, commercial prosperity; national prosperity.

Now prosperity begins to mellow. Shak.
Prosperities can only be enjoyed by them who fear not at all to lose the. Jer. Taylor.
Syn. -- Fortunate; successful; flourishing; thriving; favorable; auspicious; lucky. See Fortunate. -- Pros"per*ous*ly, adv. -- Pros"per*ous*ness, n.