from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To be fortunate or successful, especially in terms of one's finances; thrive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To favor; to render successful.
- v. To be successful; to succeed; to be fortunate or prosperous; to thrive; to make gain.
- v. To grow; to increase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To favor; to render successful.
- intransitive v. To be successful; to succeed; to be fortunate or prosperous; to thrive; to make gain.
- intransitive v. To grow; to increase.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be prosperous or successful; succeed; thrive; advance or improve in any good thing: said of persons.
- To be in a successful state: turn out fortunalely or happily: said of affairs, business, and the like.
- To increase in size; grow.
- To make prosperous; favor; promote the success of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
Middle English prosperen, from Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperāre, to render fortunate, from prosperus, favorable; see spē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)