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Adjective prevalent has 1 sense


prevalenta. [L. praevalens, -entis, p. pr. of praevalere. See Prevail.].
  •  Gaining advantage or superiority; having superior force, influence, or efficacy; prevailing; predominant; successful; victorious.  [1913 Webster]
    "Brennus told the Roman embassadors, that prevalent arms were as good as any title."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Most generally received or current; most widely adopted or practiced; also, generally or extensively existing; widespread; prevailing; as, a prevalent observance; prevalent disease.  [1913 Webster]
    "This was the most received and prevalent opinion."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Prevailing; predominant; successful; efficacious; powerful.


prevalent, adj.
1 generally existing or occurring.
2 predominant.

prevalence n. prevalently adv.



abounding, abundant, accepted, accidental, accompanying, ado, affluent, afloat, afoot, all the rage, all the thing, all-sufficing, ample, aplenty, ascendant, at the head, average, being, besetting, boss, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, catholic, chief, circumstantial, commanding, common, commonplace, conformable, consuetudinary, controlling, conventional, copious, current, customary, diffuse, doing, dominant, effuse, epidemic, established, eventuating, everyday, exhaustless, existent, existing, extant, extensive, extravagant, exuberant, familiar, fashionable, fat, fertile, flush, frequent, frequentative, full, galore, general, generally accepted, generous, going on, governing, habitual, happening, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic, hip, in ascendancy, in being, in charge, in chief, in effect, in existence, in fashion, in force, in hand, in plenty, in quantity, in style, in the ascendant, in the wind, in vogue, incidental, inexhaustible, lavish, leading, liberal, living, luxuriant, many, many times, master, maximal, mod, modern, much, new, newfashioned, normal, not rare, numerous, obtaining, occasional, occurring, of common occurrence, oft-repeated, oftentime, omnipresent, on, on foot, ongoing, opulent, ordinary, overbearing, overflowing, pandemic, paramount, passing, pervasive, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, popular, predominant, predominate, predominating, prepollent, preponderant, preponderate, prepotent, prescribed, prescriptive, present, prevailing, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, rampant, received, recurrent, regnant, regular, regulating, regulation, regulative, regulatory, reigning, replete, resultant, rich, rife, riotous, routine, ruling, running, running over, set, smart, sovereign, standard, stereotyped, stock, subsistent, subsisting, superabundant, supreme, taking place, teeming, thick-coming, time-honored, traditional, trendy, ubiquitous, under the sun, under way, universal, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, usual, wealthy, well-found, well-furnished, well-provided, well-stocked, wholesale, widespread, wonted




N habit, habitude, assuetude, assuefaction, wont, run, way, common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things, matter of course, beaten path, beaten track, beaten ground, prescription, custom, use, usage, immemorial usage, practice, prevalence, observance, conventionalism, conventionality, mode, fashion, vogue, etiquette, order of the day, cry, conformity, consuetude, dustoor, one's old way, old school, veteris vestigia flammae, laudator temporis acti, rule, standing order, precedent, routine, red-tape, red-tapism, pipe clay, rut, groove, cacoethes, bad habit, confirmed habit, inveterate habit, intrinsic habit, addiction, trick, training, seasoning, second nature, acclimatization, knack, habitual, accustomary, prescriptive, accustomed, of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence, consuetudinary, wonted, usual, general, ordinary, common, frequent, everyday, household, garden variety, jog, trot, well-trodden, well-known, familiar, vernacular, trite, commonplace, conventional, regular, set, stock, established, stereotyped, prevailing, prevalent, current, received, acknowledged, recognized, accredited, of course, admitted, understood, conformable, according to use, according to custom, according to routine, in vogue, in fashion, in, with it, fashionable, wont, used to, given to, addicted to, attuned to, habituated, in the habit of, habitue, at home in, seasoned, imbued with, devoted to, wedded to, hackneyed, fixed, rooted, deep-rooted, ingrafted, permanent, inveterate, besetting, naturalized, ingrained, habitually, always, as usual, as is one's wont, as things go, as the world goes, as the sparks fly upwards, more suo, more solito, ex more, as a rule, for the most part, usually, generally, typically, most often, most frequently, cela s'entend, abeunt studia in mores, adeo in teneris consuescere multum est, consuetudo quasi altera natura, hoc erat in more majorum, How use doth breed a habit in a man!, magna est vis consuetudinis, morent fecerat usus.


N existence, being, entity, ens, esse, subsistence, reality, actuality, positiveness, fact, matter of fact, sober reality, truth, actual existence, presence, coexistence, stubborn fact, hard fact, not a dream, no joke, center of life, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle, ontology, existing, existent, under the sun, in existence, extant, afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent, undestroyed, real, actual, positive, absolute, true, substantial, substantive, self-existing, self-existent, essential, well-founded, well-grounded, unideal, unimagined, not potential, authentic, actually, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, indeed, de facto, ipso facto, ens rationis, ergo sum cogito, thinkest thou existence doth depend on time?.


N generality, generalization, universality, catholicity, catholicism, miscellany, miscellaneousness, dragnet, common run, worldwideness, everyone, everybody, all hands, all the world and his wife, anybody, N or M, all sorts, prevalence, run, general, generic, collective, broad, comprehensive, sweeping, encyclopedical, widespread, universal, catholic, catholical, common, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical, transcendental, prevalent, prevailing, rife, epidemic, besetting, all over, covered with, Pan-American, Anglican, Pan-Hellenic, Pan-Germanic, slavic, panharmonic, every, all, unspecified, impersonal, customary, whatever, whatsoever, to a man, one and all, generally, always, for better for worse, in general, generally speaking, speaking generally, for the most part, in the long run.


N influence, importance, weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway, predominance, predominancy, ascendency, dominance, reign, control, domination, pull, authority, capability, effect, interest, synergy (cooperation), footing, purchase, play, leverage, vantage ground, tower of strength, host in himself, protection, patronage, auspices, influential, effective, important, weighty, prevailing, prevalent, rife, rampant, dominant, regnant, predominant, in the ascendant, hegemonical, with telling effect, tel maure tel valet.

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