KJV Dictionary Definition: prosper


PROS'PER, v.t. L.prospero, from prosperus, from the Gr. to carry to or toward; to bear. To favor; to render successful. All things concur to prosper our design.

PROS'PER, v.i. To be successful; to succeed.

The Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. Gen.39.

He that covereth his sins, shall not prosper. Prov.28.

1. To grow or increase; to thrive; to make gain; as, to prosper in business. Our agriculture, commerce and manufactures now prosper.


PROS'PERED, pp. Having success; favored.


PROS'PERING, ppr. Rendering successful; advancing in growth, wealth or any good.


PROSPER'ITY, n. L. prosperitas. Advance or gain in any thing good or desirable; successful progress in any business or enterprise; success; attainment of the object desired; as the prosperity of arts; agricultural or commercial prosperity; national prosperity. Our disposition to abuse the blessings of providence renders prosperity dangerous.

The prosperity of fools shall destroy them. Prov.1.


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'PEROUSLY, adv. With gain or increase; successfully.


PROS'PEROUSNESS, n. The state of being successful; prosperity.