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prosperous

PROS'PEROUS, a. [L.prosperus.] Advancing in the pursuit of any thing desirable; making gain or increase; thriving; successful; as a prosperous trade; a prosperous voyage; a prosperous expedition or undertaking; a prosperous man, family or nation; a prosperous war.

The seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit. Zech.8.

1. Favorable; favoring success; as a prosperous wind.



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PROS'PEROUS, a. [L.prosperus.] Advancing in the pursuit of any thing desirable; making gain or increase; thriving; successful; as a prosperous trade; a prosperous voyage; a prosperous expedition or undertaking; a prosperous man, family or nation; a prosperous war.

The seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit. Zech.8.

1. Favorable; favoring success; as a prosperous wind.

PROS'PER-OUS, a. [L. prosperus.]

  1. Advancing in the pursuit of any thing desirable; making gain or increase; thriving; successful; as, a prosperous trade; a prosperous voyage; a prosperous exhibition or undertaking; a prosperous man, family or nation; a prosperous war. The seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit. – Zech. viii.
  2. Favorable; favoring success; as, a prosperous wind. – Denham.

Pros"per*ous
  1. Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.

    A happy passage and a prosperous wind. Denham.

  2. Being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful; as, a prosperous voyage; a prosperous undertaking; a prosperous man or nation.

    By moderation either state to bear
    Prosperous or adverse.
    Milton.

    Syn. -- Fortunate; successful; flourishing; thriving; favorable; auspicious; lucky. See Fortunate.

    -- Pros"per*ous*ly, adv. -- Pros"per*ous*ness, n.

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Prosperous

PROS'PEROUS, adjective [Latin prosperus.] Advancing in the pursuit of any thing desirable; making gain or increase; thriving; successful; as a prosperous trade; a prosperous voyage; a prosperous expedition or undertaking; a prosperous man, family or nation; a prosperous war.

The seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit. Zechariah 8:12.

1. Favorable; favoring success; as a prosperous wind.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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furnish

FUR'NISH, v.t. [There is a close affinity, in sense and elements, between furnish, garnish, and the L. orno, which may have been forno or horno. We see in furlow, above the f is lost in three of the languages, and it may be so in orno. The primary sense is to put on, or to set on.]

1. To supply with any thing wanted or necessary; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish arms for defense; to furnish a table; to furnish a library; to furnish one with money or implements.

2. To supply; to store; as, to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles.

3. To fit up; to supply with the proper goods, vessels or ornamental appendages; as, to furnish a house or a room.

4. To equip; to fit for an expedition; to supply.

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