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Definition of "prodigy" []

  • A person with exceptional talents or powers: a math prodigy. (noun)
  • An act or event so extraordinary or rare as to inspire wonder. See Synonyms at wonder. (noun)
  • A portentous sign or event; an omen. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prodigy" in a sentence
  • "About the middle of the last age, an inveterate ulcer was touched and cured by a holy prickle of the holy crown: 53 the prodigy is attested by the most pious and enlightened Christians of France; nor will the fact be easily disproved, except by those who are armed with a general antidote against religious credulity."
  • "My friend now tells me it's not that the setup wouldn't run but that prodigy is not connecting after rebooting."
  • "Almost overnight, the prodigy is brought down to size."