- The definition of a prodigy is someone who is especially skilled at a task or especially intelligent, especially at a young age.
An example of a prodigy is chess great Bobby Fisher.
prodigy definition by Webster's New World
- Rare an extraordinary happening, thought to presage good or evil fortune
- a person, thing, or act so extraordinary as to inspire wonder; specif., a child of highly unusual talent or genius
Origin: Classical Latin prodigium ; from pro-, before plush Old Latin an unverified form agiom, a thing said ; from aio, I say: see adage
prodigy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. prod·i·gies
- A person with exceptional talents or powers: a math prodigy.
- An act or event so extraordinary or rare as to inspire wonder. See Synonyms at wonder.
- A portentous sign or event; an omen.
Origin: Middle English prodige, portent, from Latin prōdigium.
prodigy - Computer Definition
An earlier online information service that provided access to the Internet, e-mail and a variety of databases. Launched in 1988, Prodigy was the first consumer-oriented online service in the U.S. and one of the first to offer a graphics-based user interface (GUI) rather than text. The original service used proprietary software, but subsequent improvements produced an all-Internet service that used a Web browser. Founded as a partnership of IBM and Sears, Prodigy was acquired by International Wireless in 1996 and then by SBC Communications in 2001. In 2005, SBC merged with AT&T. See online service.