Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of PROLIFIC

Pronunciation:  prow'lifik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"
  2. [adj]  intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
 

PROLIFIC is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: fecund, fertile, fruitful, productive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*lif"ic\, a. [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles
offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to
nourish) + facere to make. See {Adult}, {Old}, and {Fact}.]
1. Having the quality of generating; producing young or
   fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to
   plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; --
   usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous
   production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like.

2. Serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a
   prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil.

3. (Bot.) Proliferous.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY