Simple Definition of prosper
: to become very successful usually by making a lot of money
: to become very active, healthy, or strong
Full Definition of prosper
pros·peredpros·per·ing play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
1 : to succeed in an enterprise or activity; especially : to achieve economic success
2 : to become strong and flourishing
: to cause to succeed or thrive
Examples of prosper
She prospered as a real estate agent.
He hopes his business will prosper.
No crop can prosper in this heat.
Origin of prosper
Middle English, from Anglo-French prosperer, from Latin prosperare to cause to succeed, from prosperus favorable
First Known Use: 14th century
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