prodigy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “prodigy” in the English Dictionary

"prodigy" in British English

See all translations

prodigynoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɒd.ɪ.dʒi/  us   /ˈprɑː.də-/
someone with a very ​greatability that usually ​shows itself when that ​person is a ​youngchild: The 16-year-old ​tennis prodigy is the ​youngestplayerever to ​reach the ​Olympicfinals. He ​read in the ​paper about a ​mathematical prodigy who was ​attendinguniversity at the ​age of twelve.
See also
(Definition of prodigy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prodigy" in American English

See all translations

prodigynoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑd·ɪ·dʒi/
a ​child who ​shows a ​greatability at a ​youngage: a ​child prodigy on the ​piano
(Definition of prodigy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prodigy”
in Spanish prodigio…
in Vietnamese người/ vật phi thường…
in Malaysian berbakat luar biasa…
in Thai สิ่งมหัศจรรย์…
in French prodige…
in German das Wunder…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奇才,天才…
in Turkish dâhi, harika çocuk…
in Russian вундеркинд…
in Indonesian keanehan, keajaiban…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奇才,天才…
in Polish geniusz…
What is the pronunciation of prodigy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “prodigy”

Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More