AskDefine | Define prodigy

Dictionary Definition



1 an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a chess prodigy"
2 a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication]
3 an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality; "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • AHD: prŏd'ə-jē


  1. Something from which omens are drawn.
  2. An amazing or marvellous thing.
  3. A wonderful example of something.
  4. An extremely talented person, especially a child.

Related terms


something from which omens are drawn
  • Finnish: enne, ennusmerkki
  • Japanese: 前兆
amazing or marvellous thing
  • Finnish: ihme
  • Japanese: 驚異
wonderful example of something
  • Finnish: malliesimerkki
extremely talented person
  • Finnish: ihmelapsi
  • German: Wunderkind (child)
  • Italian: prodigio
  • Japanese: 神童

Extensive Definition

Prodigy may refer to:
  • Child prodigy, an individual who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age
In music:
In literature:
In television:
  • "Prodigy" (Stargate SG-1), a season 4 episode of the television show Stargate SG-1
  • The Prodigy (TV show), a proposed reality TV show produced by Actuality Entertainment that never aired, and is alleged to be part of an elaborate scam by bankrupt Utah-based security alarm company Firstline
In technology:
prodigy in German: Prodigy
prodigy in Spanish: Prodigy
prodigy in French: Prodigy
prodigy in Dutch: Prodigy
prodigy in Japanese: プロディジー
prodigy in Portuguese: Prodigy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

A per se, abnormality, ace, amazement, anomaly, astonishing thing, astonishment, boss, brain, champion, chief, child prodigy, commander, conversation piece, crackerjack, curio, curiosity, dean, enchantment, exception, fantasy, ferlie, first-rater, fugleman, gazingstock, genius, gifted child, gifted person, good hand, great, head, higher-up, improbability, intellect, intellectual genius, intellectual prodigy, laureate, leader, leading light, luminary, magician, mahatma, man of genius, man of parts, marvel, marvelment, master, master hand, mastermind, mental genius, mental giant, miracle, museum piece, natural, nonesuch, nonpareil, oddity, paragon, past master, phenomenon, practiced hand, principal, prodigiosity, quite a thing, rarity, ruler, sage, senior, sensation, sight, sign, skilled hand, something else, spectacle, star, strange thing, stunner, superior, superman, superstar, talent, the greatest, the most, top dog, topnotcher, virtuoso, whiz, wizard, wonder, wonderful thing, wonderment, wonderwork
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