Prod·i·gy n.; pl. Prodigies
1. Something extraordinary, or out of the usual course of nature, from which omens are drawn; a portent; as, eclipses and meteors were anciently deemed prodigies.
So many terrors, voices, prodigies,
May warn thee, as a sure foregoing sign. --Milton.
2. Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning.
3. A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal development; a monster.
Syn: -- Wonder; miracle; portent; marvel; monster.
n 1: an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone
whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a
2: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, presage,
3: an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality;
"the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"