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.
adj 1: in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich;
"they were comfortable or even wealthy by some
standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his
family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do
members of the community" [syn: comfortable, easy,
well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated,
2: very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a
palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business";
"doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did
a thriving business in orchids" [syn: booming, flourishing,
palmy, prospering, roaring, thriving]
3: marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon
days of the clipper trade" [syn: golden, halcyon]
4: tending to favor or bring good luck; "miracles are
auspicious accidents"; "encouraging omens"; "a favorable
time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous
moment to make a decision" [syn: auspicious, encouraging,
favorable, favourable, lucky]