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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prosperous \Pros"per*ous\, a. [L. prosperus or prosper, originally, answering to hope; pro according to + the root of sperare to hope. See Despair.] 1. Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful. [1913 Webster] A happy passage and a prosperous wind. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] By moderation either state to bear Prosperous or adverse. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Fortunate; successful; flourishing; thriving; favorable; auspicious; lucky. See Fortunate. [1913 Webster] -- Pros"per*ous*ly, adv. -- Pros"per*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]