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Meaning of PRODIGY

Pronunciation:  'pr√Ędijee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an unusually talented or intelligent child

PRODIGY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: infant prodigy, wonder child
 See Also: boy wonder, brain, child prodigy, genius, mastermind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Prod"i*gy\, n.; pl. {Prodigies}. [ L. prodigium; pro
before + (perh.) a word appearing in adagium adage: cf. F.
prodige. Cf. {Adage}. ]
1. Something extraordinary, or out of the usual course of
   nature, from which omens are drawn; a portent; as,
   eclipses and meteors were anciently deemed prodigies.

         So many terrors, voices, prodigies, May warn thee,
         as a sure foregoing sign.             --Milton.

2. Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or
   astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning.

3. A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal
   development; a monster. --B. Jonson.

Syn: Wonder; miracle; portent; marvel; monster.

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