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Noun: prodigy  pró-di-jee
  1. An unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
    "she is a chess prodigy"
     
  2. A sign of something about to happen
    - omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication
     
  3. An impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality
    "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valour"

Derived forms: prodigies

Type of: augury, brain, brainbox [Brit], brainiac [N. Amer], Einstein, example, exemplar, foretoken, genius, good example, mastermind, model, preindication, sign, smart cookie [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Prodigy, The