1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as, a profuse
government; profuse hospitality.
A green, shady bank, profuse of flowers.Milton.
2. Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish; as, profuse expenditure. "Profuse ornament." Kames.
Syn. Lavish; exuberant; bountiful; prodigal; extravagant. Profuse, Lavish, Prodigal. Profuse denotes
pouring out (as money, etc.) with great fullness or freeness; as, profuse in his expenditures, thanks,
promises, etc. Lavish is stronger, implying unnecessary or wasteful excess; as, lavish of his bounties,
favors, praises, etc. Prodigal is stronger still, denoting unmeasured or reckless profusion; as, prodigal
of one's strength, life, or blood, to secure some object. Dryden.
(Pro*fuse") v. t. To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander. [Obs.] Chapman.
(Pro*fuse"ly) adv. In a profuse manner.
(Pro*fuse"ness), n. Extravagance; profusion.
Hospitality sometimes degenerates into profuseness.Atterbury.
(Pro*fu"sion) n. [L. profusio: cf. F. profusion.]
1. The act of one who is profuse; a lavishing or pouring out without sting.
Thy vast profusion to the factious nobles?Rowe.
2. Abundance; exuberant plenty; lavish supply; as, a profusion of commodities. Addison.
(Pro*fu"sive) a. Profuse; lavish; prodigal.[Obs.]
(Prog) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Progged p. pr. & vb. n. Progging.] [Cf. D. prachen, G. prachern,
Dan. prakke, Sw. pracka, to beg, L. procare, procari, to ask, demand, and E. prowl.]
1. To wander about and beg; to seek food or other supplies by low arts; to seek for advantage by mean
shift or tricks. [Low]
A perfect artist in progging for money.Fuller.
I have been endeavoring to prog for you.Burke.
2. To steal; to rob; to filch. [Low] Johnson.
3. To prick; to goad; to progue. [Scot.]
1. Victuals got by begging, or vagrancy; victuals of any kind; food; supplies. [Slang] Swift.
So long as he picked from the filth his prog.R. Browning.
2. A vagrant beggar; a tramp. [Slang]
3. A goal; progue. [Scot.]