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Definitions of prevalent

  1. Prevalence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. Prevalently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Most generally received or current; most widely adopted or practiced; also, generally or extensively existing; widespread; prevailing; as, a prevalent observance; prevalent disease. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Powerful; victorious; widespread; as, a prevalent belief. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Prevailing: having great power: victorious: most common. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Powerful; victorious; general. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Widely extended; common; general. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Powerful; efficacious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Gaining advantage or superiority; efficacious; successful; predominant; most general. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Gaining advantage or superiority; predominant; powerful; current; most general. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for prevalent

  1. " There is a prevalent idea in the school that in order to be loyal to Burrton the students must all stand together, no matter what is done by the student body. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  2. A suspended interest and a prevalent absence of mind, were perhaps observed by the spies who looked in at the wine- shop, as they looked in at every place, high and low, from the king's palace to the criminal's gaol. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
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