prosper

See also: pròsper, Pròsper, and Prosper

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperō (I render happy), from prosperus (prosperous), from Proto-Italic *prosparos, from Proto-Indo-European *speh₁- (to succeed), whence also Latin spēs (hope, expectation).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒspə(ɹ)/
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VerbEdit

prosper (third-person singular simple present prospers, present participle prospering, simple past and past participle prospered)

  1. (transitive) To favor; to render successful.
    • (Can we date this quote by Book of Common Prayer and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Prosper thou our handiwork.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      All things concur to prosper our design.
  2. (intransitive) To be successful; to succeed; to be fortunate or prosperous; to thrive; to make gain.
  3. (intransitive) To grow; to increase.

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prosper

  1. Alternative form of prosperus (singular masculine nominative)