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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Prosperous \Pros"per*ous\, a. [L. prosperus or prosper, originally, answering to hope; pro according to + the root of sperare to hope. See Despair.]
Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.
A happy passage and a prosperous wind.
Being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful; as, a prosperous voyage; a prosperous undertaking; a prosperous man or nation.
By moderation either state to bear Prosperous or adverse.
Syn: Fortunate; successful; flourishing; thriving; favorable; auspicious; lucky. See Fortunate. [1913 Webster] -- Pros"per*ous*ly, adv. -- Pros"per*ous*ness, n.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 characterized by success 2 well off; affluent 3 favorable
adj. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community" [syn: comfortable, easy, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do]
very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids" [syn: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, roaring, thriving]
tending to favor or bring good luck; "miracles are auspicious accidents"; "encouraging omens"; "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision" [syn: auspicious, encouraging, favorable, favourable, lucky]
Prosperous is the second album by Irish folk musician Christy Moore, released in 1972. His first album, Paddy On The Road, was recorded by Dominic Behan in 1969 and has long been out of print. In addition to Moore's guitar and voice, Prosperous featured musicians Andy Irvine ( mandolin, mouth organ), Liam Óg O'Flynn ( uilleann pipes, tin whistle) and Dónal Lunny ( guitar, bouzouki). These four musicians later gave themselves the name Planxty, making this album something of the first Planxty album in all but name. Other musicians included Kevin Conneff (later of The Chieftains) on bodhrán, Clive Collins on fiddle, and Dave Bland on concertina.
The album takes its name from the house and town of Prosperous, County Kildare, where it was recorded by producer Bill Leader in the summer of 1971. The house (featured on the front cover of the album) is owned by Dr Andrew Rynne, surgeon and medical practitioner and founder of Clane General Hospital in Co Kildare.
The majority of the songs on the album are traditional, with the exception of " James Connolly" by established folk singer Patrick Galvin, "Tribute to Woody" (about Woody Guthrie) by Bob Dylan (originally titled " Song to Woody"), "The Ludlow Massacre", by Guthrie, "A Letter to Syracuse" by English folksingers Dave Cartwright and Bill Caddick, and "I Wish I Was In England", an early composition by Moore, who would go on to establish himself as a significant songwriter of Irish music. The album opens with a medley of the traditional song " The Raggle Taggle Gipsies" and the harp tune " Tabhair dom do Lámh", which would be the opening track of Planxty's self-titled album released the following year.
Prosperous, the adjectival form of Prosperity, may also refer to:Places
Prosperous, County Kildare, Ireland
- Battle of Prosperous (1798)
- Prosperous Bay Plain, Saint Helena
- Prosperous Armenia
- Prosperous Indonesia Party
- Prosperous Justice Party (Indonesia)
- Prosperous Peace Party (Indonesia)
- Prosperous and Safe Aceh Party (Indonesia)
- Prosperous (album), by Christy Moore
- Prosperous and Qualified, 1988 album by free jazz ensemble Universal Congress Of
- The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many, 1992 book compiling three interviews of Noam Chomsky by David Barsamian
Usage examples of "prosperous".
The employed must recognize the necessity of an accumulated fund of capital, and on the other hand the employer must be as anxious to have about him a contented, prosperous community, as to heap up money beyond any reasonable use for it.
Who that has glowed over this exalted picture will tell us that we must make Virtue prosperous in order to allure to it, or clothe Vice with misery in order to revolt us from its image?
Kensington Methodist Hall expressed in stone the ambivalent feelings of prosperous Methodists, who be424 KEN FOLLETT lieved in religious simplicity but secretly longed to display their wealth.
Timour might boast, that, at his accession to the throne, Asia was the prey of anarchy and rapine, whilst under his prosperous monarchy a child, fearless and unhurt, might carry a purse of gold from the East to the West.
His name was Bardan Aliat, and he was the heir and pride of the prosperous merchant Melkor Aliat.
Mister Roberts saw that it really was Barnacle, and he rejoiced to see him so prosperous.
They passed through a prosperous bourgeois neighbour hood, where the newly rich merchants bedizened their dwellings with ifilled and gilded cupolas, silvered wrought iron lace work and hideous painted statuary.
Chingkim finally led us into a room that, except for its torch light and beslimed rock walls, might have been a counting room in a prosperous mercantile establishment.
Rodde could picture them: comfortable, prosperous traders with their wives and servants all around them, children running and playing among the rushes, the fires glowing and adding to the thick atmosphere as servants ladled stews, panters cut hunks of bread, bottlers topped up mugs and cups, and all about dogs sat and scratched or waited, watching hopefully.
There is something in the tone of those instructions of his to Sancho that evokes in one the image of an elderly, seedy, obscure poet, who has never been successful in anything, giving to his sturdy, popular, extravert son a sound bit of advice as to how to be a prosperous plumber or politician.
The nonsensical idea of importing only medical opium would not keep one merchant prosperous, much less the dozens who now made fortunes from it.
The wages of this original sin are with us still - the idea that so-called Chicanos can find parity with whites only through government coercion, income redistribution and racial chauvinism, rather than by the very hard work of traditional education that once ensured that Mexican kids spoke perfect English, knew as much about math and science as members of any other ethnic group, and expected to find status and respect by becoming educated and prosperous.
So absorbed was he in these visions of a comfortable and prosperous life, that he did not see the Presidente come in with the letter in her hand, and she, looking at him, thought him less ugly now than at first.
Their descendants still plough the windy hillsides, cutting saw-logs and pulpwood on their own timber lots in the winter-time, and shopping at the Corner on Saturday nights, though many have drifted away to the States and other scenes more prosperous.
Though Racketts, Mudges, and Blunts attended our school and worshiped in our Temple, though they were at least as prosperous as we in town save the converts in their mansions, we knew them tainted with an essential inferiority.