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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pros·per·ous /ˈprɑsp(ə)rəs/

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]