Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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.
Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning.
A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal development; a monster.
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\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.
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. jonson.
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities.
1. an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a chess prodigy"
(hypernym) genius, mastermind, brain, Einstein
(hyponym) boy wonder
2. a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
(synonym) omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication
(hypernym) augury, sign, foretoken, preindication
3. an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality; "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"
(hypernym) exemplar, example, model, good example
WebGuest Web Glossary
Commercial online service .
Jensen's Technology Glossary
A commercial network service that is a joint venture between Sears Roebuck and IBM. This service has improved some of its technical problems but it is also expensive according to Mossberg (1994a). NewMedia, January 1994, p. 31 has a brief summary of new features such as color-coded menus, digitized photos, Internet mail, TV listings, and travel services. (See also Networks, CompuServe, Internet, eWorld, Interchange, and America Online)