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PRODIGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prodigy mean? 

PRODIGY (noun)
  The noun PRODIGY has 3 senses:

1. an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
2. a sign of something about to happen
3. an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

  Familiarity information: PRODIGY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRODIGY (noun)


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Meaning:

An unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

she is a chess prodigy

Hypernyms ("prodigy" is a kind of...):

brain; brainiac; Einstein; genius; mastermind (someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prodigy"):

boy wonder (an extremely talented young male person)

child prodigy; infant prodigy; wonder child (a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age)

girl wonder (an extremely talented young female person)


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Meaning:

A sign of something about to happen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

omen; portent; prognostic; prognostication; presage; prodigy

Context example:

he looked for an omen before going into battle

Hypernyms ("prodigy" is a kind of...):

augury; foretoken; preindication; sign (an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prodigy"):

auspice (a favorable omen)

foreboding (an unfavorable omen)

death knell (an omen of death or destruction)


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Meaning:

An impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor

Hypernyms ("prodigy" is a kind of...):

example; exemplar; good example; model (something to be imitated)


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