prosperity

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noun pros·per·i·ty \prä-ˈsper-ə-tē\

Definition of prosperity

  1. :  the condition of being successful or thriving; especially :  economic well-being

Examples of prosperity in a Sentence

  1. a period of prosperity for our nation

Recent Examples of prosperity from the Web

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13th Century

First Known Use of prosperity

13th century


PROSPERITY Defined for English Language Learners

prosperity

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Definition of prosperity for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being successful usually by making a lot of money


PROSPERITY Defined for Kids

prosperity

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noun pros·per·i·ty \prä-ˈsper-ə-tē\

Definition of prosperity for Students

  1. :  the state of being successful usually by making money



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