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.

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.

(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?

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.

I have been endeavoring to prog for you.

2. To steal; to rob; to filch. [Low] Johnson.

3. To prick; to goad; to progue. [Scot.]

(Prog), n.

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.]

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