Hypertext Webster Gateway: "prosperity"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Prosperity \Pros*per"i*ty\, n. [F. prosp['e]rit['e], L.
prosperitas. See {Prosperous}.]
The state of being prosperous; advance or gain in anything
good or desirable; successful progress in any business or
enterprise; attainment of the object desired; good fortune;
success; as, commercial prosperity; national prosperity.

Now prosperity begins to mellow. --Shak.

Prosperities can only be enjoyed by them who fear not
at all to lose them. -- Jer.

Syn: Prosperousness; thrift; weal; welfare; well being;

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: an economic state of growth with rising profits and full
2: the condition of prospering; having good fortune [syn: {successfulness}]

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