from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person with exceptional talents or powers: a math prodigy.
- n. An act or event so extraordinary or rare as to inspire wonder. See Synonyms at wonder.
- n. A portentous sign or event; an omen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something from which omens are drawn.
- n. An amazing or marvellous thing.
- n. A wonderful example of something.
- n. An extremely talented person, especially a child.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Something extraordinary, or out of the usual course of nature, from which omens are drawn; a portent.
- n. Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or astonishment; a marvel.
- n. A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal development; a monster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something extraordinary from which omens are drawn; a portent.
- n. A person or thing so extraordinary as to excite great wonder or astonishment.
- n. A monster; an animal or other production out of the ordinary course of nature.
- n. Synonyms Sign, wonder, miracle.
- n. 2. Marvel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sign of something about to happen
- n. an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
- n. an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality
Middle English prodige, portent, from Latin prōdigium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English prodige ("portent"), from Latin prōdigium ("omen, portent, prophetic sign") (Wiktionary)