Definition of 'prolific'
Video: pronunciation of 'prolific'
Example sentences containing 'prolific'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The flowers have been particularly prolific this year, the result of the dry and mild autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was a right-footed left winger, a prolific scorer who cut in from the wing with pace and superb dribbling skills. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He looked a shadow of the prolific goalscorer who terrorised defences last season. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The successful prolific offender programme is currently focused on just one tenth of them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She was also a prolific writer and an expert on butterflies. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The only thing missing is a prolific striker. The Sun (2010)Her prolific output could be part of the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Silver was also a prolific composer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She also is a prolific writer. Christianity Today (2000)Both were prolific in their output. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Unusually for a big centre forward, he was also a prolific goalscorer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The former England captain made his reputation as a prolific goalscorer and allround champion of attacking football. The Sun (2008)Not the most prolific of England strikers but one of the most productive. The Sun (2014)Despite a prolific output, recordings and performances of his work were scarce. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the process, the prolific composer may have allowed his style to become a little too familiar. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sublime with both feet, he went from prolific striker to one of the best midfield players in the world. The Sun (2008)He has for decades been a prolific and successful writer of fantasy, unusual in having more than one series on the go simultaneously. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For two years he was as prolific as any writer in the lyrical language, bringing forth great green and gold fields of verse. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When cancer robbed him of his lower jaw, it didn't stop his prolific output. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And that despite a prolific goalscorer: Ba humbug. The Sun (2011)Through that prolific output, we've watched and heard her grow up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)While in Torres they have a prolific scorer, they do not have a team who give him many assists. The Sun (2011)It is a daunting task to replace such a prolific striker, who found the target 28 times last season. The Sun (2013)He was a prolific writer and had a host of other interests - including his collection of 20,000 books dealing mainly with blood and gore. The Sun (2008)
Trends of 'prolific'
In Common Usage. prolific is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'prolific'
British English: prolific ADJECTIVE
A prolific writer, artist, or composer produces a large number of works.
She is a prolific writer of novels and short stories.
Definition of prolific from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.