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Meaning of PREVAILING

Pronunciation:  pri'veyling

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  encountered generally especially at the present time; "the prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted"; "the most prevalent religion in our area"; "speculation concerning the books author was rife"
  2. [adj]  most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
 

PREVAILING is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: current, frequent, predominant, prevalent, rife
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*vail"ing\, a.
1. Having superior force or influence; efficacious;
   persuasive. --Shak.

         Saints shall assist thee with prevailing prayers.
                                               --Rowe.

2. Predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing
   disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion.

Syn: Syn. See {Prevalent}.

 

 

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