Adjective "prolific" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a plant, animal, or person) producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring.
  1. 'Both are frequently images of creativity: rabbits are prolific and snakes shed their skins and grow new ones as an act of renewal.'
  2. 'The total catch remains high because they are replaced by short-lived, prolific species like mackerels.'
  3. 'Backs of vacant houses create a poor impression at the Docks, where weeds were quite prolific on the gravel areas.'
  4. 'You'll soon get to recognise the most prolific weeds in your garden and discover ways to keep them under control.'
  5. 'The average working life of a bee is eight weeks during the summer but the queen is very prolific and lays between 2,000-3,000 eggs a day so the hives are self generating.'
  6. 'There has hardly been a more prolific writer with a greater range of material to choose from.'
  7. 'No black woman writer had been as prolific.'
  8. 'He was a prolific composer, writing symphonies, concertos, sonatas, and dramatic works.'
  9. 'He's one of the most prolific people out there in music right now.'
  10. 'The prolific composer has led his own bands of all sizes, including big bands.'
  11. 'Although he was prolific, producing some 200 canvases in just one year at Arles, hardly anything sold.'
  12. 'Here is an amazingly prolific young songwriter who is teetering on the brink of worldwide recognition.'
  13. 'Beamish is one of the best-known names in classical music, and Britain's most prolific composer of concertos.'
  14. 'He doesn't do fiction, of course, but he is mighty prolific.'
  15. 'He was incredibly prolific, writing hundreds of choral, keyboard and instrumental works.'
  16. 'a prolific goalscorer'
  17. 'With scoring at a premium in the playoffs, the teams with two prolific scorers are more difficult to match up against.'
  18. 'He was a prolific scorer at junior level and those in the know have long tipped him to make a career out of the game.'
  19. 'Though by no means a prolific scorer, the leggy midfielder is always a threat going forward, where he uses his size and strength to full advantage.'
  20. 'Carter can be one of the league's most prolific scorers, but he needs to drive to the basket more instead of settling for outside jumpers.'
  21. 'In fact, the line-backer has been a more prolific scorer this season than many offensive players throughout the league.'
  22. 'He was one of the most prolific natural goal scorers the game has ever seen.'
  23. 'They aren't the most prolific scorers in the league but their goals come from all over the team and with a solid back four they are third in the league on merit.'
  24. 'As the table below shows, left-handers have been far more prolific at this ground over the last four years.'
  25. 'Missing some of their regular players including their prolific scorer, Thomas Doyle, they still managed to gain a point from this fixture.'
  26. 'Indian cricket has seen some of the most prolific run scorers and bowlers.'
Present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful.
  1. 'Forty-six species of wildlife have been identified here and the bird life is prolific.'
  2. 'Though the wildlife is not as prolific as in the upcountry game parks, the beautiful rainforest and the spectacular Sheldrick Falls make it worth a visit.'
  3. 'In the east of Natal, a series of game reserves offer the chance to sample some of South Africa's varied and prolific wildlife.'
  4. 'What has changed is that this technology has become prolific.'
  5. 'the prolific rivers around Galway'
  6. 'The Dee in Aberdeenshire, once a highly prolific spring river, continues to suffer from a dreadful lack of these big early salmon.'
  7. 'All of a sudden the fishing returns plummeted and overnight prolific sections of the river produced no fish.'


1. producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful: a prolific pear tree.

2. producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive: a prolific writer.

3. profusely productive or fruitful (often followed by in or of): a bequest prolific of litigations.

4. characterized by abundant production: a prolific year for tomatoes.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be prolific in translations."

"prostitutions can be prolific in places."

"people can be prolific on sides."

"people can be prolific in musics."

"partners can be prolific in places."

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Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin prolificus, from Latin proles ‘offspring’ (see proliferous).