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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·per·ous a.
 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.